John Kerry: We Encourage Bahraini King to Engage in Reconciliation Process
Bahrain Mirror (Exclusive): The US Secretary of State John Kerry said he discussed with his Bahraini counterpart Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa the internal challenges of reconciliation and the process of trying to bring people together in Bahrain.
US Secretary of State Calls for Reconciliation between Bahraini Opposition & Regime
Bahrain Mirror (Exclusive): The US Secretary of State John Kerry called for reconciliation in Bahrain between the opposition and regime stressing that he is looking forward to visiting the ally kingdom that has been witnessing unrests since 2011.
Deputy US Secretary of State to Head Delegation to Manama Dialogue and Meet Senior Officials & Civil Society Leaders
Bahrain Mirror: The United States Department of State said that the US Deputy Secretary of State, Antony J. Blinken, will visit Bahrain in October 30 and 31 to attend the annual Manama Dialogue.
BFHR: US State Department Defends Bahraini Gov’t that Suppresses its Own People
Bahrain Mirror: The Bahrain Forum for Human Rights (BFHR) said that the statement made by the Spokesperson of US Department of State, John Kirby, “makes the US administration a defender of a country that is used to suppressing its people.”
US Bill Links Arms Sales to Bahrain to Implementation of BICI Recommendations
Bahrain Mirror (Exclusive): Members of the US Senate and Congress are working on introducing legislations in order to link military aid to Bahrain to a certification presented by the US State Department that Bahrain has fully implemented all of the recommendations by the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry (BICI) to strengthen human rights in the country.
Bahrain Responds to US State Department: Sharif and Milad Are Detained on Legal Basis
Bahrain Mirror: The Bahraini Ministry of Foreign Affairs responded to the statement made by the US State Department, stressing that Ebrahim Sharif and Majeed Milad are detained on the basis of legal procedures.
Washington: Arms Ban Lift will not Include MOI...We Continue to Press Bahrain on Sheikh Ali Salman’s Case
Bahrain Mirror: The US State Department spokesperson, John Kirby, said that the security assistance to Bahrain’s ministry of defense would be normalized now but that restrictions on assistance to the ministry of interior would remain over human rights-related issues.
US Newspapers: Washington will Sell Flawed “Humvee” Vehicles to Bahrain..Ban Lift will not include the MoI
Bahrain Mirror (Exclusive): The American “New York Times” newspaper said that the Obama administration’s decision issued on Monday, June 29, 2015, with regards to lifting the ban on security assistance will not include Bahrain’s Interior Ministry.
HRF: US Decision to Lift holds on Arms Exports to Bahrain is Major Blow to Reform Efforts
Bahrain Mirror (Exclusive): Human Rights First (HRF) said that it is concerned about the US State Department’s decision to lift the holds on security assistance to the Bahrain Defense Force and National Guard.
US State Department's Annual Report: Bahrainis have Limited Ability to Change their Government Peacefully
The US State Department considered on Thursday (June 25, 2015) that the most serious human rights problems in Bahrain included citizens' limited ability to change their government peacefully, denouncing the ongoing violations against Shiites in the country.