U.S. Approves Sale of $1.15 Billion Worth of Weapons and Military Gear to Saudi Arabia

Tanks drive during the Northern Thunder military exercises in Hafr al-Batin, on March 10, 2016 (PHOTO CREDIT AFP)
Tanks drive during the Northern Thunder military exercises in Hafr al-Batin, on March 10, 2016 (PHOTO CREDIT AFP)

The United States has approved the possible sale of up to 153 tanks, hundreds of machine guns and various other military gear in a deal worth $1.15 billion, the Pentagon said Tuesday.

“The State Department has made a determination approving a possible foreign military sale to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia,” the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said in a statement.

SOURCE: AFP