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Before DAVIS, OWEN, and HAYNES, Circuit Judges.

The dispute before us is between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Ministry of Defense and Aviation of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (Defendants Appellants, collectively the “Kingdom”) and UNC Lear Services, Inc., a domestic corporation, and its subsidiary, Lear Siegler Services, Inc. (Plaintiffs – Appellees, collectively “Lear”). The Kingdom appeals the following rulings by the district court: (1) denial of the Kingdom’s motion to dismiss based on its claim of immunity under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, (2) denial of the Kingdom’s motion to dismiss based on its argument that the contracts between the parties contain a mandatory forum-selection clause naming Saudi Arabia as the only available forum, and (3) denial of the Kingdom’s motion to dismiss for forum non conveniens. For the following reasons, we reverse the district court’s order denying the Kingdom’s motion to dismiss based on sovereign immunity with regard to claims brought by Lear under one of the contracts (the TSP), and we affirm all other orders appealed from.

I. Facts and Procedural Background

 
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