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Muhammad Atif /Jeffrey Young, Urdu VOA News As uprisings in the Middle East have spread in recent months, one key Persian Gulf country -- Bahrain -- has become the scene of demonstrations demanding greater political freedoms. But the situation in Bahrain is not entirely internal. The Gulf Cooperation Council -- a coalition of key Persian Gulf states -- has weighed in on one side of the turmoil, with Iran speaking up on the other. And the rhetoric has increasingly hardened -- as both sides seek to influence what happens there. This report covers what analysts in Washington are saying about the Bahrain situation.