US nears $100bn arms deal for Saudi Arabia in time for Trump's visit

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Senior White House official says it is close to completing a series of deals to boost Saudi defense capabilities, as Trump readies for trip next week

The United States is close to completing a series of arms deals for Saudi Arabia totaling more than $100bn, a senior White House official said on Friday, a week ahead of Donald Trump’s planned visit to Riyadh.

The official, who spoke to Reuters on condition of anonymity, said the arms package could end up surpassing more than $300bn over a decade to help Saudi Arabia boost its defensive capabilities while still maintaining US ally Israel’s qualitative military edge over its neighbors.

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