The United States has approved a possible sale to Bahrain of thousands of bombs, armed with special warheads, for the regime’s US-made F-16 fighter jets.
The State Department said on Friday that it approved to provide Bahrain with 3,000 bomb bodies worth an estimated $45 million, in request of Manama.
It said the arms sale is aimed at boosting the regime’s F-16 combat jets operations.
The sale, according to the department “will enhance the foreign policy and national security objectives of the United States by helping to improve the security of a major non-NATO ally which is an important security partner in the region.”
It was, however, not immediately clear where and against whom the regime will use the US-supplied bombs.
Bahrain is part of the Saudi-led coalition that has launched a war in Yemen in 2015. The operations have so far killed and injured over 600,000 civilians, according to the Yemeni Ministry of Human Rights.