The White House
Office of the Vice President
Readout of the Vice President's Call with Bahraini Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad al-Khalifa
The Vice President spoke today to Bahraini Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad al-Khalifa to reiterate U.S. support for the Crown Prince’s efforts to initiate a National Dialogue on political reform. The Vice President recognized the important steps taken by the Crown Prince to reach out to the opposition and that law and order are necessary in order for a productive dialogue to proceed. The Vice President encouraged additional outreach and meaningful reform that is responsive to the aspirations of all Bahrainis. The Vice President and Crown Prince agreed that only a political solution would give Bahrain long-term stability.