3 thoughts on “Trump administration sells warplanes to Bahrain dictatorship

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  3. Western support for Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa al Khalifa has been especially controversial since he invited the Saudi Arabian army in to crush pro-democracy protests in 2011.

    Since then, Shi’it clerics and suspected dissidents have regularly been arrested.

    A sale of F-16 interceptors was blocked by former president Barack Obama, who said Bahrain had failed to make good on promised human rights improvements.

    But following intensive lobbying by arms firm Lockheed Martin, Mr Trump has decided the sale should go ahead.

    Human Rights First campaigner Brian Dooley said the sale “will send exactly the wrong signal to the dictatorship.”



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