Feeding the source of Jihadism, US Nears $100 Billion Arms Deal with Saudi Arabia

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US Nears $100 Billion Arms Deal with Saudi Arabia Ahead of Trump’s Trip

By Jane Mcintosh,

Ahead of the US president’s visit to Saudi Arabia, a series of multi-billion-dollar arms deals have been outlined. The previous US administration suspended some supplies because of human rights concerns.

A senior, unnamed White House official said the US was close to completing a series of deals to sell Saudi Arabia arms and related maintenance worth $100 billion (91.4 billion euros), according to Reuters.

President Donald Trump begins an international tour next Friday with the first stop in Saudi Arabia, followed by visits to Israel, the Vatican, Brussels for a NATO summit and Sicily for a Group of Seven summit.

“We are in the final stages of a series of deals,” the White House official said on Friday.

The arms package could be worth more than $300 billion over a decade, the official said…

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