US approves sale of Patriot missiles to Saudi Arabia

12:31 03 August Kyiv, Ukraine

The US has approved the sale of Patriot missiles and related equipment to Saudi Arabia in a deal worth up to $3.05 billion.

This was reported by the Defense Cooperation Agency of the United States Department of Defense.

In total, Saudi Arabia requested 300 missiles of this type from the United States.

The proposed sale will support the foreign policy and national security goals of the United States by enhancing the security of the partner country, which is a force for political stability and economic progress in the Gulf region, the Pentagon said. The agreement will also improve Saudi Arabia's ability to counter current and future threats by replenishing its stockpile of missiles.