European Union: Diraz Incidents Represent Worrying Development, We Call on Parties to Resume Dialogue

2017-05-27 - 7:27 م

Bahrain Mirror- Exclusive: The European Union said that the recent developments in Diraz represent "a worrying development", calling on all parties in Bahrain to "resume dialogue".

The EU said in a statement on Friday (May 26, 2017) that "The recent clashes between security forces and civilians in Diraz village in northwest Bahrain, resulting in the reported death of at least five Bahraini citizens and the arrest of hundreds of others, represent a worrying development."

"The Bahraini Government has the sovereign right, and responsibility, to undertake domestic security operations to ensure the safety of its citizens. However the authorities should apply the principle of proportionality when using force and be mindful of the repercussions that an escalation of violence will have for the Kingdom's objective to achieve national reconciliation," it added.

The European Union concluded its statement saying that it "calls on all parties to resume dialogue and work for national reconciliation in a peaceful and constructive manner in the interest of all Bahraini citizens."

Arabic Version

التعليقات المنشورة لا تعبر بالضرورة عن رأي الموقع

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