Trump Opposes Halting Saudi Arms Deal After Jamal Khashoggi’s Death

Elko, United States: 

US President Donald Trump warned Saturday against halting a Saudi arms deal, saying it would hurt American jobs, despite the international furore over the death in the conservative kingdom’s Istanbul consulate of a dissident journalist.

“We have $450 billion, $110 billion of which is a military order, but this is equipment and various things ordered from Saudi Arabia,” Trump told reporters about an agreement to sell weapons to Riyadh.

“It’s over a million jobs; that’s not helpful for us to cancel an order like that. That hurts us far more than it hurts them… but there are other things that could be done, including sanctions.”

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