Washington 0
24 May 2019

In an emergency notification, Secretary of State Pompeo "directed the Department to complete immediately the formal notification of 22 pending arms transfers to Jordan, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia totaling approximately $8.1 billion to deter Iranian aggression and build partner self-defence capacity". "Today's actions", Pompeo asserted, "will quickly augment our partners' capacity to provide for their own self-defence and reinforce recent changes to U.S. posture in the region to deter Iran". 

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