FNA- Senior Advisor to the Iranian Parliament Speaker Hossein Amir Abdollahian underlined that US President Donald Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia and his endorsement of the $110bln arms deal with Riyadh is aimed at ensuring Israel’s security.
“Ensuring Israel’s security to the most, attracting Saudi Arabia’s investment to the US, creating jobs in the US, selling weapons and increasing Washington’s revenues are among the goals pursued during Trump’s visit,” Amir Abdollahian said in an interview with the state-run TV on Sunday night.
Noting that Saudi Arabia has guaranteed not to use the arms purchased under the $110bln arms deal against Israel, he said these weapons are meant to serve the Israeli regime.
Trump closed an arms deal with Saudi Arabia worth almost $110 billion, and extending up to $350 billion over 10 years.
The White House announced on Saturday the $110 billion deal will take effect immediately.
The pact includes a $6 billion contract to assemble 150 Lockheed Martin Blackhawk helicopters in Saudi Arabia, an official statement about the deal said.
The deal also includes a $1 billion THAAD missile system and contract for four multi-mission warships worth $11.5 billion, according to an unnamed official cited in media.
Saudi Arabia is US arms dealers’ most important client and Washington’s No. 1 ally in the Middle East region.
Saudi Arabia has been incessantly pounding Yemen since March 2015 in an attempt to bring back to power the resigned president, Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, who is a staunch ally of Riyadh. The Riyadh regime has, however, failed to reach its goals despite suffering great expense.
The military aggression has claimed the lives of more than 14,100 people, most of them civilians.
Since 2011, the Saudi regime has also been sponsoring Takfiri terrorists fighting against Syria, which has left hundreds of thousands people dead and millions more displaced.