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Billions of dollars worth of US weapons headed -- Saudi Arabia.
White House has just announced a massive arms deal that will provide -- kingdom with 84.
F fifteen fighter jets.
Along the helicopters missiles and radar systems for a total of sixteen billion dollars.
Doug Luzader is traveling with the present any joins us live from Honolulu -- Doug -- this sale means for the balance of power in the Middle East.
Greg good morning -- would have a pretty big impact that the official announcement comes in about an hour and a half but a senior White House official confirms.
That this sale is in fact going to take place if it's a big boost to Saudi Arabia and this is a clear warning.
It to a -- the F fifteen is not our most most advanced fighter but still a pretty powerful -- in Saudi Arabia when it a lot of them.
84 brand new F fifteens upgrade seventy others.
And this is a big deal worth about thirty billion dollars now we talk about being a warning from what Ron in recent days Iran has threatened.
He shut down the straight remove that choke point -- the world's supply of oil about a sixth of the world's oil a flows through the straits.
And -- -- threatened to do that if the US -- additional sanctions because of Iran's nuclear program we've also heard of warning from the US fitfully.
That it will not allow Iran if you close the -- Of -- deal was actually approved last year by congress there were some concerns at the time about the degree to which this may upset about the power in the Middle East.
Of those concerns especially coming from.
Israel -- that is changed based on recent actions from Iran and Israel expected remained the dominant dominant military power and -- Doug is the White House going to be arguing here that look this sale will help us here at home.
Yet you know everything from the White House now it's couched in terms of the economy into operation they will no doubt argue that -- thirty billion dollar sale will create jobs it probably doesn't hurt.
At the F fifteen I think it's manufactured in saint Louis Missouri -- key swing state heading into the point well.
-- Doug Luzader live in Honolulu why Doug thanks very much.
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