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Bahrain minister says situation ‘dangerous’

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he situation in Bahrain is at a ‘very dangerous stage’ Bahrain Foreign Minister Sheikh Khaled Bin Ahmad Al Khalifa told Turkish TV channel NTV on Wednesday.

“What is happening in Bahrain is now at a very dangerous stage. There is stability but, we are absolutely afraid of the division between religious communities,” Al Khalifa told in an interview with over-voice translation.

Al Khalifa said Turkey and Bahrain should have a common policy on the divison between religious communities in the Arab world.

The Bahraini foreign minister visited Turkey to discuss the unrest in his

“We should discuss with our Turkish allies about a common stance for these divisions and conflicts between religious communities,” he said.

“In the whole region we should have a strategic agreement on how we would proceed in this transformation process,” he said, referring to the uprisings in the Arab world.

Meanwhile, the country has suspended its flights to and from Lebanon a day after it warned its nationals not to travel there following declarations of support for the protestst by the Hezbolah.

Gulf Air also said in a statement on its website that all flights to Iran and Iraq had been suspended until March 31, without giving a reason.

Street protests against the intervention have also been held in Iraq and Lebanon.

“This decision was taken after the irresponsible comments and stances from Lebanon against Bahrain, its people and leaders,” a statement from the Civil Aviation Affairs department said.

The US has urged Americans to avoid Bahrain because of the threat of violent political rallies.

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