On the one hand, the US engages in diplomacy with Iran. On the other hand, it sells sophisticated weaponry to its arch rivals in the region:
“The proposal includes the first U.S. sales to Middle East allies of new Raytheon and Boeing weapons that can be launched at a distance from Saudi F-15 and U.A.E. F-16 fighters.
The Boeing Expanded-Response Standoff Land Attack Missile and Raytheon Joint Standoff Weapon give those nations new capabilities to strike at air defense sites and radar installations, such as those possessed by Iran, from beyond the range of enemy air-defense systems so pilots aren’t put at risk.”
- Congress Asked to Approve $6.9 Billion in Saudi Defense Contracts (dailyfinance.com)
- Saudi Arabia Orders SLAM-ER, JSOW, Harpoons and SDB Worth $6.8 billion (globalmilitaryreview.blogspot.com)
- U.S. Seeks $10.8 Billion Weapons Sale to U.A.E., Saudis (nosint.blogspot.com)