State Dept. Approves $3.8 Billion Weapons Deal to Bahrain

HeadlineSep 11, 2017
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The U.S. State Department has approved a nearly $4 billion weapons deal with Bahrain. The $3.8 billion deal includes 19 Lockheed Martin F-16 fighter jets and over 200 Raytheon anti-tank missiles. The approval of the weapons deal came after Secretary of State Rex Tillerson dropped human rights issues as a condition of the sale. Bahrain is a close U.S. ally, home to the Navy’s Fifth Fleet.

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