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US prepares to approve $60bn arms deal with Saudi Arabia

US prepares to approve $60bn arms deal with Saudi Arabia --Deal could be biggest in US history as fear of a nuclear Iran overrides concerns about human rights in Saudi Arabia 13 Sep 2010 The US Congress is poised to give its approval to the biggest arms deal in US history when it signs off on weapons sales to Saudi Arabia worth an estimated $60bn (£39bn). The sale, under negotiation since 2007, is aimed mainly at bolstering Saudi defences against Iran... The transfer of advanced technology, mainly planes, is to provide Saudi Arabia with air superiority over Iran.