US Senator Rand Paul Introduces Joint Resolution Disapproving Arms Sales to Bahrain

On 10 October 2018, United States Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) introduced a joint resolution (S.J.Res.65) to the United States Senate disapproving of arms sales to Bahrain. The resolution was read twice, then referred to the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. The measure comes shortly after Senator Paul’s push for a US response to the disappearance[…]

Lockheed Martin defense contract with Saudi Arabia has been increased

On 16 July 2018, Lockheed Martin, an American arms and defense company, was awarded a new defense contract with Saudi Arabia, including $225 million in Foreign Military Sales funding. This new contract serves as a modification to a previous defense contract Lockheed Martin had won concerning Saudi Arabia. The new contract comes despite Saudi Arabia’s[…]

ADHRB Executive Director Condemns Removal of Reform Conditions from US-Bahrain F-16 Sale

5 April 2017 – Executive Director of Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) Husain Abdulla condemns the decision of United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and the Donald Trump administration to lift human rights conditions on the sale of 19 Lockheed Martin F-16 combat aircraft to Bahrain. “It is absolutely reprehensible[…]