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US approves potential sale of 3,000 smart bombs to Saudi Arabia: Report

The sale comes in the final days of US President Donald Trump's term

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President-elect Joe Biden has pledged to halt arms sales to Saudi Arabia, West Asia’s biggest buyer of American weapons, in a bid to pressure Riyadh to end a war in Yemen

Mike Stone | Reuters Washington
The US State Department has approved the potential sale of 3,000 precision guided munitions to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in a deal valued at up to $290 million, the Pentagon said on Tuesday.

The sale comes in the final days of US President Donald Trump’s term. President-elect Joe Biden has pledged to halt arms sales to Saudi Arabia, West Asia’s biggest buyer of American weapons, in a bid to pressure Riyadh to end a war in Yemen. 


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First Published: Dec 31 2020 | 2:21 AM IST

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