Bahrain warns against Iraq crisis spillover
Manama, June 24, 2014
Bahrain has warned against the potential spillover of the Iraq crisis in the entire region and cautioned the dangerous pitfalls of its developments.
Foreign Minister Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa reiterated the kingdom's support for Iraq's security, stability, sovereignty and independence and rejected any foreign interference in its internal affairs, said a report in the Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sister publication.
The crisis brewing in Iraq prompted a meeting between Foreign Minister Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa and parliament first deputy chairman Abdulla bin Khalaf Al Dosary.
Foreign affairs, defence and national security committee chairwoman Sawsan Taqawi attended, along with other MPs.
The session discussed regional and international developments and their impact on security and stability in the region.
Shaikh Khalid highlighted diplomatic efforts by Bahrain to achieve a peaceful political solution to the Syrian crisis.
He also reiterated Bahrain's support for international efforts to create safe zones inside Syria to protect civilians and ensure humanitarian corridors.
The Cabinet's directives to launch an inquiry into individuals and institutions who might have received foreign aid for "training" were also reviewed.
Shaikh Khalid said ministries concerned will soon submit reports on any violations relating to receipt of money from foreign sources, parliamentary sources said. - TradeArabia News Service