US arms sales to Saudis, UAE, Jordan needed to deter Iran -Pompeo

US arms sales to Saudis, UAE, Jordan needed to deter Iran -Pompeo
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 Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday the Trump administration had decided to proceed with arms sales to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Jordan in a move bypassing Congress because any delay could increase risk for U.S. partners at a time of instability caused by Iran.

"These saleswill support our allies, enhance Middle East stability, and help these nationsto deter and defend themselves from the Islamic Republic of Iran," Pompeosaid in a statement, adding the decision to circumvent Congress was meant to bea "one-time event."

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