US government to sell nearly half a billion dollars worth of weapons to Saudi Arabia


The US administration has decided to go ahead with the sale of 7,500 smart bombs, valued at $478 million, to Saudi Arabia, Press TV reported.

The US State Department notified Congress that it would proceed with issuing a license to sell precision-guided bombs to Riyadh.

The US deal with Saudi Arabia was objected to by several lawmakers of Congress, because of the use of US weapons by Saudi military against civilian targets in Yemen.

The administration of US President Donald Trump has been trying to approve more arms deals to Saudi Arabia in the last days of power, despite the objection of Democrat lawmakers.

US lawmakers from both parties have been increasingly opposing arms sales to Saudi Arabia, amid thousands of Yemeni civilian deaths due to war waged by the Saudi-led coalition on Yemen.