BREAKING NEWS – President Trump Strikes An Historical Arm Deal Worth $350B
US President Donald Trump has arrived in Saudi Arabia on the first leg of his first trip oversea. King Salman Bin Abdulaziz greeted Trump In a red-carpet at airport when Air Force One landed in the capital Riyadh, around 06:50 on Saturday. It is the first time a US president has chosen Saudi Arabia as the first stop on a maiden trip. Trump’s visit is seen as highly symbolic, as he looks to repair Washington’s ties with its closest Arab ally.
During the two-day visit to the kingdom, Trump is expected to sign a major weapons deal, give a speech on Islam and discuss the battle against “terrorism” with more than 50 leaders. On Saturday, Trump is expected to announce an arms deal with Saudi Arabia worth more than $100bn, in what could be the biggest such agreement in history. The deal would include Abrams tanks, combat ships, missile defence systems, radar and communications and cyber security technology.
The Trump administration separately informed Congress on Friday that it will sell some $500m in precision-guided munitions to Saudi Arabia. These include laser-guided Paveway II bombs, and JDAM kits for converting unguided bombs into “smart bombs”.
After the visit in Saudi Arabia, Trump will head to Israel and the occupied Palestinian Territories where he will meet his “friend” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Bethlehem.
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