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U.S. State Department approves first potential weapons sales under Biden -Pentagon

· 02/05/2021 15:09
U.S. State Department approves first potential weapons sales under Biden -Pentagon

- The U.S. State Department has approved the first potential sales of weapons under the Biden administration, including communications equipment for NATO and missiles for Chile, in deals with a combined value up to $150 million, the Pentagon said on Friday.

The sales are the first foreign military sales to be announced under the new Biden administration, but since sales take months to process, the genesis of the deals likely dates back to the Trump administration.


(Reporting by Mike Stone in Washington, D.C.; Editing by Leslie Adler)

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