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FILE- In this Friday, Sept. 20, 2013 file photo, Leaders of opposition groups, including Sheik Ali Salman, head of the largest Shiite Muslim opposition society Al Wefaq, front row fourth left, participates with thousands of Bahrainis carrying national flags and posters of jailed political and religious opposition figures in a rally in Muqsha, Bahrain. Posters include images of Ebrahim Sharif, the Sunni leader of the secular Al Waad society, along bottom, and Khalil al-Marzooq, a senior Al Wefaq official who was arrested this week on accusations of inciting violence. Bahrain's government filed a lawsuit Monday to dissolve a secular political party, the second-such organization it has targeted in the last year as part of an intense crackdown on opposition in the island nation. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali, File)

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FILE- In this July 28, 2013 file photo, Bahraini lawmakers participate in a special session of parliament to discuss how to handle the uprising in the Gulf island kingdom, convened in Manama, Bahrain. Bahrain has approved a constitutional change allowing military courts to try civilians, a move widely criticized by activists. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali, File)

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FILE- In this Friday, Sept. 30, 2011 file photo, Bahraini anti-government protesters wave flags and chant during a rally of thousands organized by Al-Wefaq, the largest Shiite opposition party, to demand greater freedoms in Quraya, Bahrain. Bahrain has again allowed agents of its domestic spy service to make arrests, reversing a key reform recommended in the wake of the crackdown that followed its 2011 Arab Spring protests. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali, File)

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Difficult Diplomacy with Bahrain Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

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King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa of Bahrain arrives to the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix at the Formula One Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir, Bahrain, on April 19, 2015. (Associated Press) **FILE**

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Oil men work on a new oil rig at sunset in the desert oil fields of Sakhir, Bahrain, Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)