Bahrain Foreign Minister al-Khalifa speaks at a news conference in Manama.
Bahrain Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Mubaraq al-Khalifa and GCC Secretary-General, Abdul Rahman al-Attiya of Saudi Arabia, attend a news conference after the final day of 25th Gulf Coorporation Cuncil Summit, held in Manama Bahrain, December 21, 2004. Pro-Western Gulf Arab states hope that Iraq 's elections will produce a broad-based government, their host said Monday. Gulf Arab States, fearing increasing Shiits power in Iraq, called for full Iraqi participation in the national election to insure a borad-based government. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed HM/DL