Obama weighs giving Riyadh bunker buster bombs

US Secretary of State John Kerry was set to offer Saudi Arabia GBU-28 bunker buster bombs during his visit Wednesday and Thursday to Riyadh. Washington has so far only been willing to provide Israel with those weapons. Kerry’s mission is to ease regional fears over the nuclear deal shaping up with Iran by the June 30 deadline – ahead of the Gulf summit convened by President Obama at Camp David on May 13. However, Saudi leaders, like the rest of the Sunni Arab world, doubt whether the deal will stop Tehran acquiring a nuclear bomb.
Washington is leading the discussion to set up a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense System (THAAD) to shield the Gulf nations and their oil resources.

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