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Pompeo’s Visit to Bahrain Ignores Rights Issues

Expand US Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo is greeted by Bahraini Foreign Minister Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa upon arrival in Manama, Bahrain on January 11, 2019. © 2019 US Department of State 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. During a meeting with the King, Crown Prince, and Foreign Minister on January 11, Pompeo thanked Bahrain for its strategic partnership with the US and discussed a list of “critical priorities” from which…

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