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.”

https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/donald-trump-opposes-halting-saudi-arms-deal-after-journalist-jamal-khashoggis-death-1935053

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