U.S. to sign 110 bn arms deal with Saudi Arabia

Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, both practicing Orthodox Jews and two of the most abruptly powerful outsiders in Washington, will break religious tradition to fly with President Donald Trump Friday aboard Air Force One to Saudi Arabia.

President Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner personally intervened in a $100-billion-plus arms deal with Saudi Arabia - making a call to press for a price cut on a radar system created to shoot down ballistic missiles, The New York Times reported.

The daughter and son-in-law of US President Donald Trump are set to take part in his first foreign trip as president, with the first stop being Saudi Arabia.

The New York Times reports that deal includes the purchase of an expensive THAAD defense system, or Terminal High Altitude Area Defense. One American official raised the possibility that the Saudis add a Lockheed-made radar system to the bill.

President Trump's first worldwide trip is going to be a family affair.

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According to the Times, at a May 1 meeting with a high-level delegation of Saudis, Kushner called Marillyn Hewson, the chief executive of Lockheed Martin, which makes the radar system, and asked if she could cut the price.

"What has changed.is that the House of Saud is now dealing directly with a member of the Trump family".

But the scope of Kushner's influence on matters of foreign policy have remained in the spotlight through the early months of Trump's presidency.

Apart from their mere presence in the capitol, which raises nepotism concerns among Trump critics, the new political powerhouse couple have routinely put aside religious norms to maintain their influence and roles in the new administration, Politico reported Friday.

"He's continuing to work with them and facilitate an outcome. But again, it's not a binary choice where he's doing this at the expense of somebody else".

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