WASHINGTON (Reuters) – – The U.S. State Division has accepted a possible settlement overlaying as much as $500 million in navy help companies for Saudi Arabia, and has despatched the settlement to Congress for evaluate, the Pentagon stated on Thursday.
It was the primary main protection settlement for Saudi Arabia despatched to Congress since President Joe Biden took workplace on Jan. 20. It comes after criticism of U.S. ties to the dominion over its human rights document and involvement within the civil warfare in Yemen.
The bundle would offer continued upkeep help companies for a variety of helicopters, together with a future fleet of CH-47D Chinook helicopters. The announcement stated the seller was not but identified.
“This proposed sale will help U.S. overseas coverage and nationwide safety aims by serving to to enhance the safety of a pleasant nation that continues to be an vital pressure for political stability and financial development within the Center East,” the State Division stated in a press release.
(Reporting by Patricia Zengerle and Mike Stone; Enhancing by Karishma Singh)
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