Trump confirms U.S. ties with Bahrain won't face tension

Source: Xinhua| 2017-05-21 19:25:59|Editor: MJ
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RIYADH, May 21 (Xinhua) -- U.S. President Donald Trump confirmed on Sunday that the ties of his country with Bahrain will be stronger and won't face tension after today, Al Arabiya local news reported.

He highlighted that as part of his two-day visit to Riyadh when he met with Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa in the sideline of U.S.-Gulf summit.

"Relations between the two countries are great, although there were some tensions before that won't exist in the current management. We will build long term ties based on common grounds," he said.

The former U.S administration backed the Shiite opposition in Bahrain since the beginning of unrest in 2011, despite Bahrain is one of its alliance.

Bahrain's Chief of Public Security, Major-General Tariq Al Hassan announced last week that since 2011, more than 3,300 policemen had been injured and 20 had died which was a high price paid by Bahrain.

Meanwhile the summit discussed regional security threats and commercial ties between the U.S. and Gulf countries.