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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Bahrain on Friday, the first leg of a tour of Gulf monarchies which Washington says are “critical” to confronting Iran and jihadists. “These Gulf partnerships are critical to achieving shared regional objectives … Continue reading

Pompeo in Bahrain on first leg of tour of Gulf allies January 11, 2019 US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Bahrain on Friday, the first leg of a tour of Gulf monarchies which United States Secretary of State Michael Pompeo predictably avoided public discussion of human rights concerns during his recent visit to Bahrain, part of a nine-nation Middle East tour. Bahra, is due to have a workg lunch with Kg Hamad, Crown Prce Salman and Foreign Mister Sheikh Khaled b Ahmad Al-Khalifa, accordg to his ficial program. Tags: pompeo, bahrain, first, tour, Pompeo in Bahrain on first Bahra, is due to have a workg lunch with Kg Hamad, Crown Prce Salman and Foreign Mister Sheikh Khaled b Ahmad Al-Khalifa, accordg to his ficial programme. Bahra, a key US ally Bahra, a key US ally the , hosts the US Navy's Fifth Fleet with around 7,800 US military persnel deployed the country, as well as a British naval base.