White House chides Yemen, Bahrain gov'ts for violence

WASHINGTON - The White House chidedUS allies Yemen and Bahrain on Sunday for violence usedagainst protesters in those countries and urged both toexercise restraint.

"We urge the governments of these countries to showrestraint, and to respect the universal rights of theirpeople," the White House said in a statement.

"We urge the government of Bahrain to pursue a peaceful andmeaningful dialogue with the opposition rather than resortingto the use of force."
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