U.S. sale of missiles to Saudi Arabia advancing: foreign minister

Reuters News
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Posted: May 04, 2017 5:53 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said on Thursday the Trump administration has taken steps in the congressional notification process to advance the sale of Raytheon Co precision-guided missiles to the U.S. ally.

The sale, which has been controversial because of civilian deaths in a civil war in neighboring Yemen, is expected to include more than $1 billion worth of the weapons, people familiar with the talks have said. The munitions include armor-piercing Penetrator Warheads and precision guided Paveway missiles.