July 1, 2016 / 11:21 PM / 3 years ago

Biden expresses concerns about developments in Bahrain in call to king

Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa (R) welcomes U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (L) at Gudaibiya Palace, ahead of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Ministerial meeting in Manama, Bahrain April 7, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, in a phone call with Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa, expressed “strong concerns regarding recent negative developments in Bahrain,” the White House said in a statement on Friday.

Biden spoke to al-Khalifa on Thursday and “emphasized the importance of reducing ongoing tensions through dialogue and reconciliation with the opposition, and a commitment to reform,” the statement said.

Reporting by Eric Beech; Editing by Eric Walsh

0 : 0
  • narrow-browser-and-phone
  • medium-browser-and-portrait-tablet
  • landscape-tablet
  • medium-wide-browser
  • wide-browser-and-larger
  • medium-browser-and-landscape-tablet
  • medium-wide-browser-and-larger
  • above-phone
  • portrait-tablet-and-above
  • above-portrait-tablet
  • landscape-tablet-and-above
  • landscape-tablet-and-medium-wide-browser
  • portrait-tablet-and-below
  • landscape-tablet-and-below