Trump & Saudi Crown Prince Finalize $12.5B Weapons Deal

HeadlineMar 21, 2018

President Trump met with Saudi Arabia’s crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, on Tuesday at the White House, where they finalized a $12.5 billion weapons deal. Human rights groups warn the massive arms deal may make the United States complicit in war crimes committed in the Saudi-led bombing campaign in Yemen. This is President Trump speaking about the weapons deal.

President Donald Trump: “Some of the things that we are now working on—thanks—and that have been ordered and will shortly be started in construction and delivered: THAAD system, $13 billion; the C-130 heli—airplanes, the Hercules, great plane, $3.8 billion; the Bradley vehicles, that’s the tanks, $1.2 billion; and the P-8 Poseidons, $1.4 billion.”

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