U.S. nears $100 billion arms deal for Saudi Arabia

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    U.S. nears $100 billion arms deal for Saudi Arabia: White House official
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    U.S. President Donald Trump meets with Saudi Deputy Crown Prince and Minister of Defense Mohammed bin Salman in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, U.S., March 14, 2017.

    By Steve Holland | WASHINGTON

    The official, who spoke to Reuters on condition of anonymity, said the arms package could end up surpassing more than $300 billion over a decade to help Saudi Arabia boost its defensive capabilities while still maintaining U.S. ally Israel's qualitative military edge over its neighbors.

    "We are in the final stages of a series of deals," the official said. The package is being developed to coincide with Trump's visit to Saudi Arabia. Trump leaves for the kingdom on May 19, the first stop on his maiden international trip.

    Reuters reported last week that Washington was pushing through contracts for tens of billions of dollars in arms sales to Saudi Arabia, some new, others already in the pipeline, ahead of Trump's visit.


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    Don't forgot to give little percent for Iran, who support Yemen's people.
     
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    They buy weapons to do what? Such a waste of money, they spend a lot and get nowhere.
     
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    To burn it in Yemen and Syria, I think.
     
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    US Tillerson - Saudi al-Jubeir anti-Iran remarks Press Conference اظهارات ضد ایران تیلرسون-الجبیر

    تیلرسون: روحانی آزمایش موشکی را متوقف کند/به وقتش با ظریف صحبت می‌کنم/جبیر: ایران خواهان رفتار محترمانه نیست
    http://www.farsnews.com/newstext.php?nn=13960230001317

    US secretary of state Rex Tillerson and Saudi foreign minister Adel al-Jubeir anti-Iran remarks in Riyadh Press Conference at 20/5/2017

    Tillerson calls on Rouhani to stop Iran’s ballistic missile tests
    US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has called on Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to end the country’s ballistic missile tests in what is Washington’s first reaction to his re-election. Tillerson made the remarks during a joint news conference with his Saudi counterpart on Saturday following Rouhani’s landslide election victory and winning a second term in office through presidential polls held on Friday.He repeated a Western accusation that Iran supports terrorism, saying, "What I would hope, is that Rouhani... use that (new) term to begin a process of dismantling Iran's network of terrorism, dismantling its financing of the terrorist network, dismantling the manning and the logistics and everything that they provide to these destabilizing forces that exist in this region."
    "We also hope that he puts an end to their ballistic missile testing," Tillerson said on the first day of a visit by President Donald Trump to Saudi Arabia where he signed a whopping $110 billion weapons deal with the Saudi kingdom.
    http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2017/05/21/522640/US-Rex-Tillerson-Iran-Hassan-Rouhani-Saudi-Arabia/
     
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