The United States is to sell गर्न 650 million worth of surface-to-air missiles to Saudi Arabia. According to the Pentagon, the White House has approved the sale of the weapons. For the first time since being elected president, the Biden administration has signed an arms deal with the Gulf states.
The Pentagon said in a statement on Thursday that it was “selling arms” to help Riyadh cope with future security challenges and the current situation.
The Pentagon said in a statement that the proposal would help US foreign policy and national security. It will also help improve Allied security and be a key force for political and economic progress in the Middle East. ”
With the permission of the government, the Raytheon sales company in the US state of Massachusetts will supply these medium-range air-to-air missiles and other equipment to Saudi Arabia. President Biden has stepped in to sell arms to Saudi Arabia after it decided to suspend airstrikes in Yemen.
According to the US State Department’s Political and Military Branch, the weapons being prepared to be made available to Saudi Arabia will not be used on the ground. “Over the past year, we have seen cross-border attacks on Saudi Arabia,” the branch said. The sale of the weapon would not require the approval of the US Congress, but lawmakers could block the bill in the Senate and lower house.