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Thursday, March 4, 2021

America: Biden gives blow to Saudi Arabia and UAE, ban on arms sales

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In the US, Joe Biden has taken a big decision about Saudi Arabia and UAE just days after becoming President. While these two countries were very special in the Trump administration, the new government has banned the sale of weapons to them as soon as they arrive. At present, the US is reviewing the arms sales that were approved by former President Donald Trump. Foreign Minister Antony Blinken has called this decision necessary.

In a press briefing on Wednesday, Blykens said that the purpose of the review is to ensure that our strategic objectives and foreign policy are moving forward. This is what is being done right now. Earlier in the Wall Street Journal, it was said that the Biden administration has temporarily banned the sale of arms worth billions of dollars to two countries.

F-35 fighter aircraft also included

This report said that the weapons banned include high-capacity missiles given to Saudi Arabia and F-35 fighter jets to the UAE. This step has been taken almost a week after Biden took the oath of office. Earlier, he had said to re-assess America’s relationship with Saudi.

Relations were very close at the time of Trump

Biden has signed dozens of executive ordinances since taking office. Through many of these, the decisions of the trump have been overturned, so many have been asked to review these decisions. During the Trump administration, the US has a very close relationship with Saudi Arabia and the UAE. During this time, Israel was also fully supported and a policy of ‘extreme pressure’ was adopted on Iran.

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