June 14, 2016 / 6:55 PM / 3 years ago

U.S. 'deeply troubled' by Bahrain crackdown on opposition group

WASHINGTON, June 14 (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department expressed concern on Tuesday about Bahrain’s decision to suspend the main opposition group al-Wefaq, and urged Bahraini authorities to reverse the decision.

“We are deeply troubled by today’s alarming move by the government of Bahrain to dissolve the opposition political society al-Wefaq,” State Department spokesman John Kirby told a briefing. (Reporting by Arshad Mohammed; Writing by David Alexander; Editing by Jeffrey Benkoe)

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