US Silence On Bahrain Ignores Iraq Factor

by news on April 25, 2011

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US Silence On Bahrain Ignores Iraq Factor Nader Habibi/World Politics Review – Current U.S. policy toward Bahrain not only ignores the basic human rights of Bahrain’s Shiites, but it also neglects the potential adverse consequences of this policy on U.S. interests in Iraq. If Iran were the only country outraged by the suppression of the Bahraini protests, it would have made sense for the United States to focus on preserving its strategic relations with the ruling families in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia. But the crackdown has also infuriated Shiites in Iraq, where they are the majority sect and dominate the central government.

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