The United States and Saudi Arabia signed military contracts worth $110 billion
During the visit of Donald trump to Saudi Arabia, the countries agreed on a multibillion-dollar military contracts. The white house stresses that the supply of arms will help to “strengthen the security of the region in the face of the Iranian threat.”
The United States and Saudi Arabia agreed on the defense contracts of $110 billion and the Signing of documents will take place during the visit of US President Donald trump in Riyadh, according to Reuters.
A White house spokesman told reporters that trump and the Secretary of state Rex Tillerson will participate in the signing of a Memorandum of understanding on a package of military contracts “to strengthen the security of the Kingdom and the Gulf region in the face of Iranian threats.”
This package is very clearly demonstrates the commitment of the United States to our partnership with Saudi Arabia and our partners in the Persian Gulf, and expanding opportunities for American companies in the region and supports the creation of tens of thousands of new jobs in the military-industrial complex Stabely house
Donald trump may 20, arrived in Saudi Arabia on two-day visit. This is his first official foreign trip as US President. This week Reuters wrote that the United States is close to completing a series of transactions to sell Saudi Arabia arms worth more than $100 billion.
The trip of the American President to Saudi Arabia, as noted by the Associated Press, aims to create a “stronger partnerships to combat terrorism in the region” and “overcoming engulfed the administration trump contradictions”. Agency sources said that the contract will include the supply to Riyadh of tanks, warships, missile defense systems and radar, communication technologies and systems of cyber security.
The Obama administration at the time decided to cut the supply of arms to Saudi Arabia because of fears that they could be used against the civilian population in Yemen, where Riyadh is waging a military operation.