US State Department: Gulf Leaders to Meet Trump in Washington, Agreement to Deter Interferences in Bahrain
US Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs, Stuart Jones, said that the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries will meet within a year in Washington with US President Donald Trump.
Bahrain Arms Sales Belie US Commitment to Human Rights, Emile Nakhleh
Nakhleh stressed that US policy clearly shows the growing influence of Bahrain’s lobbyists in Washington and the cozy relationships that Tillerson has forged with Bahrain, the UAE and other GCC, stressing that these Sunni countries are ruled by tribal potentates who violate their citizens’ basic human rights blatantly, viciously, and systematically.
Bahrain Buys US Silence: $8 Billion Deals in Just 2 Weeks!
Bahrain continues to pay the Republican Trump administration. It is trying its best to veer Washington away from the island kingdom’s internal crisis, which has been under criticism by the Democratic administration led by former president Barack Obama.
US State Department Adds Two Bahrainis to Terrorist Blacklist, Accuses Iran of Supporting “Al-Ashtar Brigades”
The US Department of State announced that it designated Bahraini nationals Ahmad Hasan Yusuf and Alsayed Murtadha Majeed Ramadhan Alawi as Specially Designated Global Terrorists (SDGT).
In Phone Call with US Secretary of State, Bahrain's King Praises Trump's Policies
King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa praised the policy of President Donald Trump in a telephone call with US Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson.
U.S. Urges Yemen to Accept U.N.-Drafted Roadmap for Peace Talks
The United States expressed disappointment on Wednesday at the Yemeni government's reaction to a U.N.-drafted roadmap to end the country's civil war and urged it to accept the proposal as a basis to begin negotiations on a peace agreement.
Washington Post: Clinton’s Bahrain Problem Has Nothing to do with Clinton Foundation
Hillary Clinton supported the Bahraini regime while it cracked down on protesters. But that folly had nothing to do with the Clinton Foundation.
The Guardian: HR Groups Urge 50 States to Call on Bahrain to Release Nabeel Rajab
The Guardian Newspaper stated that “Human rights groups have written to 50 states urging them to call on the Bahraini authorities to release Nabeel Rajab, who is facing up to 15 years’ in jail for comments he made on Twitter.”
US State Dept. Documents: Bahrain CP Donated $32 Million to Clinton Foundation Program to Meet Hillary Clinton
Documents reveal that meeting was brokered between Hillary Clinton and Bahraini Crown Prince, after he directed $32 million to Clinton Foundation program.
US State Department Reiterates Calls to Release Prominent HR Defender Nabeel Rajab
US State Department reiterated its calls to release Nabeel Rajab, stressing that it follows his case and that representatives of the U.S. embassy in Bahrain attended Rajab's last hearing.
Hillary Clinton Chooses Vice Presidential Candidate who Opposed Arms Sales to Bahrain
Hillary Clinton, democratic candidate for US presidential elections, chose Tim Kaine, a moderate senator from Virginia, to be her running mate.
US Secretary of State in Statement about Al-Wefaq Dissolution: Gov't Steps Only Undermine Security in Bahrain & Region
US Secretary of State issued a statement in which he expressed Washington’s deep concern by the decision to dissolve the opposition Al-Wefaq political society, the largest political societies in Bahrain.
US State Dept.: Bahrain is Destination Country for Men, Women Subjected to Forced Labor & Sex Trafficking
US State Department said despite past commitments, Bahrain didn’t abolish sponsorship system, which contributed to forced labor.
Washington Urges Bahrain To Reverse Latest Actions, Warns of Grave Consequences on Region
US State Department urged Bahrain Government to reverse recent harmful actions, including suspension of opposition political society al-Wefaq.
AP: Senators Urge Kerry to Address Political Crisis in Bahrain
A simmering political crisis in Bahrain could spiral into violence, encourage meddling by Iran and weaken a key U.S. ally in the Persian Gulf, a bipartisan group of senators warned Thursday in a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry.
CNN: Senators Pressure US State Department to Reconsider Military Aid to Bahrain
Bipartisan group of senators wants US State Department to reconsider military aid to Bahrain following crackdown on opposition.
U.S. Troubled by Trial of Bahraini Activist for Critical Tweets
Reuters: Bahrain's plan to try an activist for tweets condemning the Gulf Arab kingdom's prison system and involvement in the war in Yemen is worrisome to the United States, the U.S. State Department said on Monday.
US: Bahrain Falls Short on Political, Human Rights Reforms
Bahrain has fallen short in implementing a series of political and human rights reforms, according to the State Department, undermining efforts to stabilize the tiny island kingdom after its Sunni-ruled government crushed Arab Spring protests five years ago.
US State Dept. Spokesperson: I've Seen Reports on Calling National Guard Out into Streets in Bahrain
US State Department stressed it's seen reports that Bahraini Government called National Guard out into the streets.
Washington Reiterates Concern by Bahrain's Revocation of Sheikh Isa Qassim's Nationality
The US State Department stressed that it's concerned by actions in the region that potentially inflame sectarian tensions.