May 18, 2017
Donald Trump will use his upcoming Saudi Arabia trip to announce one of the largest arms sales deals in US history – somewhere in the neighbouhood of $98bn to $128bn worth of arms. That could add up to $350bn over ten years.
The deal will be what the Washington Post said is a “cornerstone” of the proposal encouraging the Gulf states to form its own alliance like the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (Nato) military alliance, dubbed “Arab Nato.”
Nato is comprised of 28 countries including the US. Mr Trump been an outspoken critic of the organisation but after a face-to-face meeting with Nato Secretary General Jens Stollenberg, he said the alliance was “no longer obsolete.”
The White House said the president will propose it as a template for an alliance that will fight terrorism and keep Iran in check.
This article was posted: Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 8:12 am