Trump signs deals worth billions with Saudi Arabia
U.S. Pres. Donald Trump has signed over 300 billion dollars of deals with the Saudi Arabian government during his first official international tour. Most of the 380 billion dollars, one third (130 billion), according to Sec. of State Rex Tillerson is aimed at building up the middle eastern defense department for protection against nearby enemy state, Iran. Trump approved the sizeable investment with Pres. Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud in Riyadh on Saturday.
The agreement, said to be the biggest arms agreement in history, will open up job opportunities via firms in both countries over the next 10 years.
While the White House considers the deals a plus for the American economy, a Time Magazine article says it raises ethical concerns over the Saudi's potential use of more weapons against Yemen.