David Cameron Entertains Bahrain’s Dictator
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - On his first full day back from holiday, David Cameron held talks in Downing Street with King Hamad al-Khalifa of Bahrain.
The meeting came a week ahead of planned rallies by pro-democracy campaigners protesting against the Persian Gulf state’s ruling dynasty, British daily Independent reported.
Its tough tactics against demonstrators over the last two years have been condemned by human rights groups.
A No 10 spokesman said Mr Cameron reiterated Britain’s support for ongoing political reform in Bahrain but “encouraged His Majesty to continue to demonstrate substantive progress in all areas”.