US approves massive arms sale to Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates to counter Iran | app

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Tuesday approved two massive arms sales to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to help them defend against Iran.

The more than $5 billion in missile defense and related sales follows President Joe Biden’s visit to the Middle East last month, during which he met with numerous regional leaders in Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have been hit in recent months by rocket attacks from the Iran-backed Houthi rebel movement in Yemen.

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