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POMED Responds to Resumption of Arms Sales to Bahrain


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POMED Responds to Resumption of Arms Sales to Bahrain

Project on Middle East Democracy (POMED)

WASHINGTON - The Project on Middle East Democracy (POMED) is dismayed by today’s announcement that the Obama administration has elected to lift holds on arms sales to the Bahrain Defense Force (BDF) and National Guard. This decision to resume long-held sales is counterproductive and not in the interest of the United States. Furthermore, the damage done by the decision is only exacerbated by the accompanying public statement, which inaccurately gives credit to the Bahraini government for “meaningful progress on human rights reform and reconciliation.”

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