Bahrain: King Hamad and obstacles to F-16V deal

Bahraini King Hamad keeps looking to conclude a deal for the F-16V aircraft in favor of the Royal Bahraini Air Force (RBAF) despite obstacles. The following 358-word report sheds more light on King Hamad’s position and tells what about the main obstacle to the deal and what about Saudi interventions to help get it removed. [Partly reproduced in TR Weekly Issue No 23/29 – July 15, 2016]

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