Saturday, March 26, 2011

Maliki says foreign troops presence in Bahrain must end: Al Arabiya

Iraq's PM Nuri al-Maliki said Bahrain became a religious issue when UAE and Saudi Arabia intervenedBAGHDAD (Agencies)
(Al Arabiya) - Iraq's Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki has warned that the "intervention" in Shiite-majority Bahrain by the Gulf kingdom's Sunni neighbors risked a sectarian war in the region.

In an interview with the BBC television's Arabic service aired late Friday, Maliki said a Shiite-led revolt in Bahrain was different from other uprisings in the Arab world.

"The issue in Bahrain is different from Libya and Egypt, where there is no religious issue. In Bahrain, it has become a Shiite-Sunni issue with the entrance of forces from Sunni Arab countries," Maliki said.