Just one week before President Trump is scheduled to visit Saudi Arabia on his first international trip, a major arms deal with the country is nearing completion, according to reports.
Friday, an unnamed senior White House official reportedly told Reuters that the arms package will total over $100 billion, and could surpass $300 billion over the next 10 years. The official said, “We are in the final stages of a series of deals.”
For the past several years, Saudi Arabia has depended on the United States for most of thier military equipment needs, including F-15 fighter jets and more. The new package is reported to include ships, air missile defense and maritime security, and American arms and maintenance.
President Trump leaves on May 19, with his first stop being a visit to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia for several meetings with Saudi officials, including discussions on how to combat the threat of ISIS.
Other scheduled stops are reported to include Israel, the Vatican, Brussels for a NATO summit, and Sicily for a Group of Seven summit, Reuters reported.
TEAM DML blankets on sale now for Christmas (BUY NOW)
If you would like to receive Breaking News text alerts on a smartphone or tablet, download the DML APP which is completely FREE and easy to use. Go to the Google Play Store or the IOS App Store and search for DML APP. Be sure to keep the app’s notifications setting on. Another way to receive alerts is to text to 40404 the following message: follow @realdennislynch (be sure to put a space between the word follow and the @ symbol).
To see more stories like this, sign up below for Dennis Michael Lynch’s email newsletter.
Sign up to get breaking news alerts from Dennis Michael Lynch.
North Korean dictator indicates readiness to negotiate