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Trump administration approved $1B arms sale to Saudi Arabia, including more than 6,500 rockets

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Abdel al-Jubeir at the Saudi Arabian crown Prince’s relationship with President Trump, US support, the Saudi-led bombing campaign in Yemen.

The White house said, the Congress on Thursday that it plans to approve a $1 billion arms sale to Saudi Arabia, a package with about 6,700 U.S.-built anti-tank missiles.

The sale also includes support, maintenance, and spare parts for American tanks, helicopters and other equipment, which is already in Saudi Arabia’s arsenal. The legislature act in 30 days, if you want to try and stop the deal.

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 USA

Earlier Thursday, Minister of defense of Jim Mattis said the Prince, that Saudi-Arabia was “part of the solution” in Yemen, where the Saudis are waging a US-backed military campaign against the Houthi rebels, heavily criticized for infliction of victims among the civilian population.

To be discussed at the beginning of this week in the Senate, and then shelved a resolution calling for an end to the US-support for the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen. Mattis had to rebel against the measure, saying it would be counterproductive to threaten by increase of victims among the civilian population, to increase Anti-Terror cooperation and emboldening Iran, its support for the Houthi.

Mattis said the Saudis had” stood by the United Nations-recognized government, and we are going to end this war. That’s the bottom line. And we are going to end it on a positive way for the people in Yemen, but also security for the peoples of the Peninsula.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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