US plans massive weapons sale to Saudi Arabia

Mike McCarthy

Washington (dpa) – The United States is drawing up a 30-billion-dollar sale of weapons to Saudi Arabia despite Israeli
concerns about the proposed package, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday.

The centerpiece of the package is eighty-four F-15 fighter jets and it also includes dozens of UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters along with other equipment, the Journal reported, citing unnamed US officials.

Israel has expressed concerns about the provision of a rival like Saudi Arabia with sophisticated weapons which could endanger its security.