The commander of US Navy in Bahrain was found dead
KIEV. 2 Dec. UNN. The commander of the Fifth fleet of the U.S. Navy Vice Admiral Scott Sterne died on the territory of the Kingdom of Bahrain. It is reported by UNN with reference to the common statement of the naval forces of the United States.
Scott Sterne “was found dead in his residence,” the document says.
The US government and the Kingdom of Bahrain has launched an investigation in connection with the death Sterni. In a statement, draw attention to the fact that the investigation has no suspicion that his death was violent.
To perform the duties Sterni will be his former Deputy, rear Admiral Paul Sliz. In the area of responsibility of the Fifth fleet of the U.S. Navy, which is located in Bahrain include the Gulf and Indian ocean.
Help UNN: the Kingdom of Bahrain is an island state on the same archipelago in the Persian Gulf in southwest Asia. Is the smallest Arab state.
The government of Bahrain signed an agreement on cooperation with the armed forces of the United States and provides United States naval base Juffair since the early 1990-ies. On this base is the Central command of the naval forces of the United States under the command of the Fifth fleet and about 1,500 military personnel of the United States and allies. Bahrain has a small but well-equipped defense forces of Bahrain. Mainly equipped with weapons manufactured in the USA.
As reported UNN, the Pentagon in April, sent to the Congress a notice of intention to sell Bahrain combat helicopters and aircraft missiles for the total amount 911 $ 400,000.