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BAHRAIN: Clinton expresses 'deep concern,' urges restraint

February 17, 2011 |  7:51 am


Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton telephoned her Bahraini counterpart Thursday to express deep concern after police stormed a protest camp in central Manama, killing three people, a State Department official told Reuters.

"She expressed deep concern about recent events and urged restraint moving forward. They discussed political and economic reform efforts to respond to the citizens of Bahrain," a senior State Department official said, speaking on condition of anonymity.

--  Molly Hennessy-Fiske

Photo: Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton makes opening statements during the first "Strategic Dialogue with Civil Society" at the State Department on Wednesday. Clinton led the plenary session of the event attended by representatives from over 20 countries to discuss the role of governments in civil society. Credit: Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images