Obama meets with Bahrain’s crown prince

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama has met with the crown prince of Bahrain to discuss security issues and ties between the U.S. and the Persian Gulf nation.

The White House says Obama dropped in on a meeting between Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa and Obama’s deputy national security adviser, Tony Blinken. The crown prince is also a deputy prime minister of Bahrain.

Obama told the Bahraini leader that the U.S. supports stability and security in Bahrain and that respecting universal human rights is the best way for the nation to achieve peace and security.

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