Obama administration urges restraint in Bahrain

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
February 17, 2011 19:29

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration expressed alarm over a violent crackdown on anti-government protesters in key US ally Bahrain on Thursday as a wave of political upheaval moved across the Middle East.

US chiefs at the Pentagon and State Department called their counterparts in Bahrain, the longtime home to the US Navy's 5th Fleet and an anchor of US defense strategy in the Mideast.


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