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.
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.