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  תשרי 5, 5771 , 13/09/10

Obama Wants $60 Billion Weapons Deal with Saudi Arabia

The Wall Street Journal reports that the Obama administration is expected to submit a huge arms deal with Saudi Arabia for approval to Congress in Washington in the coming weeks.

According to the report, it is the largest arms deal in U.S. history, worth some $60 billion dollars. Under the deal, the U.S. will sell to Saudi Arabia ships, helicopters, aircraft and air defense systems. The deal is expected to create 75,000 new jobs in the country.

Israel opposes the deal.

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