Mahmood Ali · @Moeali83

25th Aug 2011 from Twitlonger

Latest Tactical report on #bahrain, please RT. #Bahrain: A Qatari proposal to settle the situation

Reports from Manama suggest that Qatari PM and Foreign Minister Sheikh Hamad Bin Jassem Bin Jabr Al Thani has worked out a proposal to settle the crisis in Bahrain.

According to these reports, Sheikh Hamad intends to discuss his proposal with Iran, with the Bahraini Shiite Opposition and with the Bahraini Sunni groups that call for reform but oppose the Shiites taking over power in the country.

The same reports add that preliminary information about the proposal in question comes from circles close to Crown Prince of Bahrain Sheikh Salman Bin Hamad Al Khalifa.

These circles indicate that Sheikh Hamad’s proposal suggests the following:

Convincing Bahraini PM Sheikh Khalifa Bin Salman Al Khalifa to step down in a year after concluding a national reconciliation agreement between King Hamad of Bahrain and the Bahraini Shiite Opposition;

The Bahraini Shiite Opposition abandons its call for a constitutional monarchy in Bahrain and limits its demands to reform, in particular political action and elections.

The GCC states hold an urgent meeting to support King Hamad and his son Crown Prince Salman in case PM Sheikh Khalifa refuses to step down.

A prior agreement with the Saudis is necessary to go ahead with the above-mentioned steps.

So, Sheikh Hamad suggests in this context the necessity of agreeing with Saudi 2nd Deputy PM and Interior Minister Prince Nayef Bin Abdulaziz on the importance of brining the situation in Bahrain to an end and re-arranging the priorities in the country at security, political and diplomatic levels.

These priorities, as suggested, should provide the Saudis the possibility to play an active role in running the security and military affairs in Bahrain, in return of which they convince PM Sheikh Khalifa to step down and they do not oppose the reform process in Bahrain.

Sources close to the situation say that the Iranian Foreign Ministry told Bahraini Shiite leaders that it had received signals in this regard from Qatar and that it is expecting intensive meetings with Qatari officials in the coming days.

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