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1. 2017-05-20 Trump signed trade deals of $350bn with Saudi Arabia Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
C. 2017-05-09 Syria war: US to arm Kurds in battle for Raqqa Raqqa, Northern Syria
3. 2016-12-13 Yemen conflict: US cuts arms sales to Saudi Arabia Washington
4. 2016-05-23 Obama lifts US embargo on lethal arms sales to Vietnam Vietnam
F. 2016-05-16 Libya: US backs arming of government for IS fight Libya
G. 2015-10-12 US air drop for anti-IS forces in Hassakeh Hassakeh, Northern Syria
H. 2015-09-25 US-trained rebels give equipment to al-Qaeda affiliate Syria
2015-06-23 US announces new tank and artillery deployment in Europe Baltics
J. 2015-06-15 US to store heavy weapons in Poland under Nato plan Poland

  Syria war: US to arm Kurds in battle for Raqqa   Northern Syria: US President Donald Trump has approved supplying weapons to SDF, Kurdish forces fighting so-called Islamic State (IS) in Syria, the Pentagon...   Yemen conflict: US cuts arms sales to Saudi Arabia  Washington: The US has said it will limit arms sales to Saudi Arabia amid concerns over civilian casualties linked to air strikes in Yemen   Obama lifts US embargo on lethal arms sales to Vietnam  President Barack Obama has announced the US is fully lifting its embargo on sales of lethal weapons to Vietnam, its one-time enemy   Libya: US backs arming of government for IS fight  The US and other world powers have said they are ready to arm UN-backed unity government to help it fight the self-styled Islamic State (IS) group   US air drop for anti-IS forces in Hassakeh Map of Hassakeh Syria  Northern Syria: The US military has delivered more than 45 tonnes of ammunition to rebels fighting the jihadist group Islamic State (IS) in north-eastern Syria US-trained rebels give equipment to al-Qaeda affiliate. Syria   US announces new tank and artillery deployment in Europe
  Trump signed trade deals of $350bn with Saudi Arabia Map of Riyadh Saudi Arabia

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  This included the largest arms deal ever made in US history, which Rex Tillerson said was aimed at countering the 'malign' influence of Iran

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year 2015 Top ^

  Baltics: The US is to deploy heavy weapons in a number of European nations, amid Nato concerns over Russia's role in Ukraine

  Washington: The US has expressed concern after Russia lifted a ban on supplying Iran with the sophisticated S-300 air defence missile system
Apr.7 US boosts arms supplies for Saudi-led coalition. Washington Mar.5 Top lawmakers urge Obama to send weapons to Ukraine. U.S. Congress Feb.9   Obama 'may supply arms to Ukraine'   Washington: US is studying the option of supplying lethal defensive arms to Ukraine if diplomacy fails to end the crisis in the east Feb.2   U.S. shifts stance on military aid to Ukraine   Washington: The United States is now considering sending lethal aid to help the Ukrainian government fend off attacks from pro-Russian rebels

year 2014 Top ^

Nov.11 Nigeria fury over US arms refusal
. Washington Oct.21 US probes 'stray Syria air drop'. Northern Syria Aug.31   US senators urge arms for Ukraine   U.S. Senate: Leading American senators have called for the US to send weapons to help Ukraine fight what they say is 'a Russian invasion' Aug.11 U.S. directly arming Kurds in Iraq. Northern Iraq Jul.25 Pentagon: Russia to send more powerful weapons into Ukraine. Washington Jun.22 US unlocks military aid to Egypt. Cairo

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Oct.18 India police arrest crew of US ship
. Southern India May.31   US and Germany urge Russia not to arm Syria   Berlin: The US and Germany have called on Russia not to supply Syria's military with an advanced missile system they say could prolong the conflict ... May.2   US considering arms for Syria rebels   Washington: US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel has acknowledged his government is no longer ruling out arming Syrian rebels

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Apr.5 Arms dealer Viktor Bout sentenced
Map of Manhattan  Manhattan: Arms dealer Viktor Bout, dubbed the 'merchant of death', has been sentenced to 25 years in jail by a US judge

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Dec.29 US sells $30bn in jets to Saudis  Washington: The US will send 84 Boeing F-15 jets to its key Middle Eastern ally, and upgrade 70 existing Saudi F-15s Nov.2 'Merchant of Death' found guilty
  New York: Convicted Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout guilty on a conspiracy to kill Americans, acquire and export missiles and provide support to a terrorists

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Nov.18   Obama says arms treaty must pass  Washington: US President has called the ratification of a new nuclear arms treaty with Russia 'a national security imperative' Sep.13 US to push $60bn Saudi arms sale   Washington: The Pentagon is set to notify the US Congress of a $60bn weapons sale to Saudi Arabi advanced military aircraft Apr.2   U.S. official: Iran to ship arms to Taliban
  Washington: New U.S. military intelligence suggests Iran plans to smuggle new shipments of weapons into Afghanistan in the coming weeks Jan.29 U.S., Taiwan in $6.4 billion arms deal
  Overriding objections from China, the Obama administration unveiled a deal that includes about $2.85 billion in missiles and 60 helicopters
 China warns of a 'serious negative impact' on relations with the US

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Sep.15 U.S.: Venezuela could spark arms race
. Washington Sep.2 Belgian arrested in alleged Iran arms deal. New York Feb.12 Thousands guns sent to Afghans missing. Washington

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Oct.3 U.S. to sell $6.4b in weapons to Taiwan
. Washington Feb.29 Boeing loses out in $40bn US deal  The owner of Airbus, EADS, and Northrop Grumman have won a contract to build refuelling aircraft for the US Air Force Jan.14 Arms move as Bush visits Saudis. Saudi Arabia

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Sep.21   Blackwater in Iraq weapons probe  Washington: Federal prosecutors are investigating allegations that employees of Blackwater illegally smuggled weapons into Iraq Aug.6 190,000 weapons 'missing in Iraq'
Jul.30   Rice: Arms deals promote stability
  Washington: Secretary of State: The U.S. is cutting new arms and military assistance deals with Middle Eastern countries
May.31 Putin accuses U.S. of new arms race
. Moscow

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Mar.2 U.S. to boost arms sales to India
. New Delhi

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Sep.1 Powell: New Iraq arms probe needed
. Washington

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