U.S. to Sell $1bn Arms to Morocco

The United States will go ahead with a planned $1bn weapons sale to Morocco, reports say a day after the North African nation agreed to normalise diplomatic ties with Israel.

An unnamed source familiar with the deal said on Friday that the Trump administration has sent a notification to Congress about the proposed arms sale.

The arms deal was first reported on Thursday after US President Donald Trump hailed the normalisation agreement between Morocco and Israel.

That agreement, which was condemned by Palestinian leaders, was reached after Washington recognised Morocco’s claim to the disputed territory of Western Sahara.

Morocco is the fourth Arab country to agree to normalise relations with Israel at the behest of the Trump administration after the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Sudan.

Your Friends Also Read:  Somalia Threatens to Exit Regional Bloc Following Verdict on Dispute with Kenya

The State Department’s notice to Congress about the proposed arms deal begins the formal processing of the sale, two sources familiar with the deal, said on Friday.

It was also reported that the deal includes four drones and laser-guided munitions.

Congress is notified about major international weapons deals and given the opportunity to review them before they go through.

Under U.S. weapons export law, members of Congress can attempt to block such sales by offering resolutions of disapproval, but sources said that was not expected in Morocco’s case.

All rights reserved. This material, and other digital content on this website, may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or in part without prior express written permission from News Central TV.
Your Friends Also Read:  Breaking: NCDC Confirms 66 Suspected Monkeypox Cases

Contact: digital@newscentral.ng


Leave a Reply

Previous Article

Gunmen Invade Secondary School, Abduct Students in Katsina, Nigeria

Next Article

#EndSARS: Lawyer Asks Lagos Panel to Summon Sanwo-Olu, Fashola, Others

Related Posts
Powered by Live Score & Live Score App