US allows potential sale of 3,000 smart bombs to Saudi Arabia

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Washington (Web Desk): The US State Department has approved the potential sale of about 3,000 precision guided munitions to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, said the Pentagon.


The package would include 3,000 GBU-39 Small Diameter Bomb I (SDB I) munitions, containers, support equipment, spares and technical support, the Pentagon said in a statement.

“The proposed sale will improve Saudi Arabia’s capability to meet current and future threats by increasing its stocks of long-range, precision air-to-ground munitions,” the statement read.

The sale comes in the final days of US President Donald Trump’s term. President-elect Joe Biden has pledged to halt arms sales to Saudi Arabia, the Middle East’s biggest buyer of American weapons, in a bid to pressure Riyadh to end a war in Yemen that has caused the world's worst humanitarian crisis.