The United States has agreed an arms’ deal worth $110 billion with Saudi Arabia following President Donald Trump’s first day visit to the traditional US ally.
According to a White official, “This package of defence equipment and services support the long-term security of Saudi Arabia and the Gulf region in the face of Iranian threats,”
It will also bolster the kingdom’s “ability to contribute to counter-terrorism operations across the region, reducing the burden on the US military to conduct those operations,” the official added.
It was gathered that the US and Saudi ministry of defence designed and negotiated a package totalling approximately $110 billion and when completed, it will be the largest single arms deal in American history.
While the package includes deals that were begun under president Barack Obama’s administration – and initial steps toward others that may take years to complete – the final letter of agreement on the littoral combat ships is the highest-profile element.