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Accord With Bahrain
July 31, 2000 (by Lieven Dewitte) - U.S. Ambassador to Bahrain Johnny Young has signed an accord to supply advanced military equipment to Bahrain.
Bahrain's defense minister, Sheik Khalifa bin Ahmad Khalifa, signed on behalf of the Persian Gulf state Sunday, saying the accord will "enable [us] to defend the nation and preserve its security and stability. "
The accord includes a squadron of F-16 fighters.