While King al-Khalifa and the US State Department may agree on a democratic reform in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia would reject the notion, an analyst told Press TV. Recently in Bahrain, protesters took to the streets to show support for the families of the scores of demonstrators killed by regime forces over the past year. They were however met with teargas and rubber bullets. Surrounding these events Saudi Arabia has agreed on purchasing billions of dollars worth of weapons from the United States to keep US protection viable.
Press TV has interviewed Hisham Jaber, the Director of Middle East Studies group in Beirut, about the ongoing people's revolution and human rights situation in Bahrain. The Middle East expert expects more protests and a violent government response to the escalations over the period of Ashura.