The US Secretary of state Mike Pompeo has said: the US government is determined to sell arms to Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Jordan to counter the so-called Iran threat.

MojNews- Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday the Trump administration had decided to proceed with arms sales to Saudi Arabia , the United Arab Emirates and Jordan in a move bypassing Congress because any delay could increase risk for U.S. partners at a time of instability caused by the so-called "Iran threat".

"These sales will support our allies, enhance Middle East stability, and help these nations to deter and defend themselves from the Islamic Republic of Iran," Pompeo said in a statement, adding the decision to circumvent Congress was meant to be a "one-time event."