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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Readout of President Obama’s Call with the King of Bahrain

President Obama spoke with King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa of Bahrain today to discuss the ongoing situation in Bahrain.  The President said that the United States, as a long standing partner of Bahrain, believes that Bahrain’s stability depends upon respect for the universal rights of the people of Bahrain, and a process of meaningful reform that is responsive to the aspirations of all Bahrainis.