US State Department approves sale of 155 mm munitions to Israel

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WASHINGTON: The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced that US Secretary of State Antony Blinken approved a potential sale of 155 mm projectiles worth $147.5 mln to Israel.

The document said that 155 mm M107 projectiles and accessories will be delivered. “The Secretary of State has decided and explained to Congress that an emergency situation necessitates the immediate sale to the Government of Israel of the above defense items and services in the national security interests of the United States,” the Agency said.

“The United States supports the security of Israel, and it is crucial to US national interests to help Israel to build and sustain a strong and prepared self defense capability,” the Agency continued. Artillery ammunition will come from US Army inventory.