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U.S. Looks To Sell Military Equipment To Bahrain

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The Obama administration wants to sell $53 million worth of military equipment and support to Bahrain. Human rights groups are calling foul, saying the U.S. is rewarding Bahrain at the same time the Persian Gulf state is cracking down on pro-democracy protesters. State Department officials say Washington has a long-standing commitment to Gulf security, but, at the same time, they say there needs to be more progress on reform and accountability in Bahrain.
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