The US is ready to assist in the normalization of ties between Bahrain and Israel if needed.
Pompeo and the king of Bahrain discussed developing bilateral relations, with the king stressing the importance of intensifying efforts to resolve the Israel-Palestine conflict.
Pompeo plans to meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to discuss making peace with more Arab countries “in the near future.
Both Bahrain and Oman praised the UAE-Israel accord, although neither have commented on their own prospects for normalized relations.
The agreement between Israel and the UAE is the first in 26 years, since prime minister Yitzhak Rabin made peace with Jordan, and Israel’s third-ever with an Arab country.
The report noted that the claims of intelligence gathering by Bahrain prostitutes came from a a human trafficking training recording for US Navy service members arriving in the country.