Saudi Arabia: Trump deal doubts, but some contracts move ahead

Doubts have been cast over the $110bn-worth of arms deals announced during President Donald Trump’s visit to Riyadh in May. One well-placed Washington commentator labelled it “fake news”. In an article on 5 June, Washington-based Brookings Institution senior fellow Bruce Riedel wrote: “I’ve spoken to contacts in the defence business and on [Capitol] Hill, and all of them say the same thing: There is no $110 billion deal. Instead, there are a bunch of letters of interest or intent, but not contracts.” The White House has struggled to counter the allegations.
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