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US approves $2.2 billion sale of battle tanks to Bahrain

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The United States on Tuesday approved a $2.2 billion sale of advanced battle tanks to Bahrain, a Gulf Arab ally once under an arms embargo over a crackdown on Shiite dissent.

The State Department said it had notified Congress it is ready to sell 50 M1A2 Abrams tanks to Bahrain, a small island nation which has worked closely with the US military.


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