US Approves $1 Billion for Saudi Arabia’s New Military Training

The US State Department renewed a programme that has strengthened relations between the two countries while upholding a ban on the transfer of some offensive weapons by approving $1 billion in military training for Saudi Arabia. The Royal Saudi Air Force and other armed services will get equipment, professional military education, and aviation and technical training as part of the agreement.

The United States State Department renewed a programme that has strengthened relations between the two countries while upholding a ban on the transfer of some offensive weapons by approving $1 billion in military training for Saudi Arabia.

The Royal Saudi Air Force and other armed services will get equipment, professional military education, and aviation and technical training as part of the agreement. According to a statement from the State Department, the sale will “improve Saudi Arabia’s capability to meet current and future threats.”

President Joe Biden placed restrictions on some weapons early in his presidency in response to the killing of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi and worries about civilian casualties in Yemen, but there was still no sign that he was prepared to loosen the restrictions. The New York Times revealed on Thursday that the United States is getting ready to loosen some of those restrictions.

However, according to American officials, Saudi Arabia is generally following the conditions of the cease-fire. The administration has become even more dependent on Saudi Arabia as a result of Israel’s brutal reaction to Hamas’s strike on Israel on October 7.

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