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Bahrain Sunnis Blame U.S. Embassy for Violence, Al-Watan Says

July 01, 2012

Bahrain’s al-Asalah Islamic Society blamed the U.S ambassador in Bahrain Thomas Krajeski for the spread in violence among the Kingdom’s dissidents groups, Al- Watan reported, citing a statement from the society.

The society, a leading Sunni formation in Bahrain, said that the ambassador’s “incorrect” reports and his inability to condemn “clearly and explicitly” the use of Molotov cocktails by protesters, in addition to the U.S. government’s pressure on Bahrain to release “convicted terrorist” has led to more violence against the state, the newspaper reported.

Bahraini MP Abdul Halim Murad told the daily that Krajeski is becoming “a threat to the national security of Bahrain and the Gulf.”

To contact the reporter on this story: Wael Mahdi in Manama at

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Andrew J. Barden at

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