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State Dept.: US Lifting Holds on Security Assistance to Bahrain

The United States will lift holds on security assistance to the Bahrain Defense Force and National Guard that were put in place after Bahrain cracked down on demonstrations in 2011, the U.S. State Department said on Monday. "While we do not think that the human rights situation in Bahrain is adequate, ... we believe it is important to recognize that the government of Bahrain has made some meaningful progress on human rights reforms and reconciliation," State Department spokesman...

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