Sect of State Pompeo: Arms Sale to Middle Eastern Allies is Necessary

OAN Newsroom
UPDATED 4:55 AM PT — Saturday, May 25, 2019

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the U.S. is putting Iran on notice by sending weapons and troops to allies in the Middle East.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo during his meeting with Sir Lanka’s Foreign Minister Tilak Marapana, left, at the US State Department, Thursday, May 15, 2019 in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

During an interview Friday, Pompeo defended the administration’s decision to bypass Congress with the multi-nation arms sale.

He said the State Department expects tensions with Iran to remain uneasy, which is why he claims it is necessary to get the sales moving forward.

Weapons, including bombs and ammunition, will be sold to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Jordan for an estimated $8 billion dollars.

Pompeo expects the first shipment to be sent out in the coming weeks.

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