Trump Seals $350 Billion Deal

On Saturday, the White House announced a $350 billion weapons deal with long-time Gulf State ally Saudi Arabia. The announcement comes as President Trump charts a new course with the Islamic world and meets with Arab leaders in Riyadh.

“The agreement, which is worth $350 billion over 10 years and $110 billion that will take effect immediately, was hailed by the White House as ‘a significant expansion of … [the] security relationship between the two countries,” reports CNBC. “The arms package represents an enhancement of Saudi Arabia’s military capabilities as tensions flare in the region, with the U.S. viewing the Saudis as a linchpin in efforts to check the global ambitions of Iran.”

Since January, the Trump administration has been striving to move away from Obama-era policies privileging the fraught nuclear deal with Iran over America’s traditional alliances with Saudi Arabia and Israel.

“This package of defense equipment and services support the long-term security of Saudi Arabia and the Gulf region in the face of Iranian threats, while also bolstering the Kingdom’s ability to contribute to counter terrorism operations across the region, reducing the burden on the U.S. military to conduct those operations,” reads a White House statement announcing the arms deal.

  • johnny r

    The weapons being sold again to Muslim hard cores, just as Obama did, Why sell weapons to those trying to kill us…. I ain’t buying this type of capitalism….. You idiots in Washington have gone capitalist stupid. We the people here in commie America are really getting tired of this…. anyone there agree or an I the only one with some common sense left…?

  • Kiki

    I don’t like this, the guns, etc go to the terrorist just like the terrorist Obama did. I wonder if Trump has gotten bad information?

    • Yvo PIRENNE

      Obama send money to terrorists and Iranians

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  • Yvo PIRENNE

    Obama bent in soumission in front of King Salman like any Muslim

  • Paul Whitley

    One must really understand the politics of the middle east to see why this is not a bad thing for the U.S. to do.
    We have few allies in the area, and the Saudis are the closest allies, so it makes sense to contribute to their security. They are one of the only allies we have in the region, and will be a sort of “Traffic Cop”. They are important allies, and can do things in the region that we cannot.
    Some seem to forget that a Muslim President was twice elected by the American people. It baffles me as to why the same people who voted for Obama are now concerned about the Saudis’ because they are Muslims.