Aug. 9, 2022

Biden administration okays arms sales to Saudi Arabia, UAE

Peninsula/Diplomacy

The story: The Joe Biden administration has approved arms sales to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) geared to enhance the missile defense systems of the Gulf Arab states. The deals follow President Biden’s visit to Jeddah last month, where he reinforced US security commitments to Washington’s Gulf Arab partners. However, Congress can still veto the weapons sales, which are worth over 5B USD.

The coverage: The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA)—the US Department of Defense office that oversees arms sales to foreign governments—published two press releases on Aug. 2 detailing the separate arms deals with Saudi Arabia and the UAE...

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