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Trump to approve weapons packages to Saudi Arabia

An official who spoke on condition of anonymity said that “these are significant sales for key allies in the Gulf"

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US President Donald Trump’s administration is set to green-light a major weapons packages for Saudi Arabia, US officials and congressional sources told the Washington Times on Tuesday.

“A $300 million precision-guided missile technology package for Riyadh and a multibillion-dollar F-16 deal for Bahrain are now in the pipeline ready for clearance from the new administration,” the news site reported.

An official who spoke on condition of anonymity said that “these are significant sales for key allies in the Gulf who are facing the threat from Iran and who can contribute to the fight against the Islamic State,” in a reference to ISIS.

“Whereas the Obama administration held back on these, they’re now in the new administration’s court for a decision — and I would anticipate the decision will be to move forward,” the official added.