Bahrain row intensifies over emergency;US against M-solution

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Bahrain capital Manama
Manama, Mar 16: Following the intensified nation wide protest, the Bahrain king announced a three-month state of emergency in the country on Tuesday, Mar 15. The latest move was believed as the outcome of government's decision over military solution.

A Saudi-led military force entered Bahrain to defend its Sunni monarchy. Agitation by the Bahrainians accelerated after the military issue. Citing the worst situation, United States officials opposed the "Military solution". US urged Bahrain ruling authorities to take the initiatives of dialogue process.

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney stated, "We urge the parties involved here (Bahrain) and the governments involved to engage in the political dialogue that is necessary to respond to the grievances and the desires of the people of Bahrain."

"That's a call that we make to other governments in the region as well. We have maintained that position consistently as we have seen unrest affect different countries throughout the region," Carney added.

Continuing his statement, Carney claimed, "We obviously believe that this has to be dealt with by the Bahrainis in Bahrain. We believe that it began with protests by the Bahrainis, and we have encouraged actually both sides to engage in a dialogue, moderates on both sides who want to pursue that. We continue to do so."

However, Shiite power Iran criticised the foreign intervention as "unacceptable" and predicted it would complicate the kingdom's political crisis.

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