US Announces $1 Billion in Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia

Trump Says Saudi Investment Will Add Over 40K U.S. Jobs

How much more slaughter in Yemen is the United State government willing to help with?

The US, along with the United Kingdom, has been the main arms provider to Saudi Arabia during the military campaign The US has also provided intelligence and logistical support. He said Washington was working with Saudi Arabia and other involved nations to find a political solution in the country wracked by civil war.

An official said the deals had been in the pipeline since President Donald Trump has announced more than $100 billion in possible new contracts on a visit to Riyadh a year ago.

The announcement came two days after Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met with President Trump as the royal started a three-week tour of the U.S.

The statement said the sale "will support U.S. foreign policy and national security objectives by improving the security of a friendly country which has been and continues to be an important force for political stability and economic growth in the Middle East".

The U.S. military drastically stepped up its air campaign in Yemen previous year, conducting more than six times as many airstrikes as in 2016, according to data from U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM).

The spokesperson also highlighted Iran's constant efforts for peace, security and stability, and its role in the fight against terrorism and violence imposed on the regional countries by the parties enjoying petrodollars and USA support.

"We are going to end this war". And we are going to end this war. "That is the bottom line", Mattis said, according to The New York Times.

The not the only country whose weapons manufacturers are making a killing out of killing Yemeni kids.

"But this has not deterred the US, the United Kingdom and other states, including France, Spain and Italy, from continuing transfers of billions of dollars' worth of such arms", said Lynn Maalouf, Amnesty's Middle East research director.

Earlier this week the Senate debated and then shelved a resolution calling for an end to US support for the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen. Co-sponsored by three members of the Senate - Sens.

The package includes a $670m deal for 6,600 TOW anti-missile tanks, a $106m contract for helicopter maintenance and $300m spare parts for military vehicles, the department said in a statement on Thursday. The Senate voted to block the resolution by a vote of 55-44.

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