11 : 53 PM - 11/05/2012
Washington-May11(BNA) The US Administration has today informed the Congress that for national security interests It has decided to release additional items and services for the Bahrain Defense Force, the Coast Guard, and the National Guard for the purpose of helping Bahrain maintain its external defense capabilities.
"Bahrain is an important security partner and ally in a region facing enormous challenges. Maintaining our and our partners’ ability to respond to these challenges is a critical component of our commitment to Gulf security", State Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland said.
She stressed the important steps undertaken by the Government of Bahrain to implement the recommendations of the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry report, urging all sides to work together to end the violence and refrain from incitement of any kind as they have a stake in dialogue.
Nuland said that that the US would continue to engage with Bahrain reaffirming firm commitment to supporting the Kingdom.
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