Bahrain government on Friday welcomed a decision of the United States (US) Senate that rejected a block on an arms sale worth around 300 million US dollars (USD) to the kingdom.

The Bahraini Foreign Affairs Ministry said that the US Senate’s decision reflects the strong ties between the two nations. The ministry said that the historical and strong relations will continue to ‘establish security and peace regionally and internationally.’

US Senator Rand Paul managed to secure a vote to proceed with a resolution to block the sale of weapons to Bahrain, which is a member of the Saudi-led coalition fighting Houthis in Yemen.

However, on Thursday, the White House issued a veto threat against the Bahrain resolution, saying that the sales of 120 Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System pods and 110 Army Tactical Missile System pods are intended to defend Bahrain.