Trump Moves Ahead With $1 Billion Weapons Sale to Morocco After Israel Normalization

The outgoing president sent a notice to Congress about the potential sale of drones and precision-guided weapons to Morocco

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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to the leaders of Sudan and Israel as he announces that Sudan will normalize relations with Israel at the White House in Washington, D.C., on October 23, 2020
U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House in Washington, D.C., on October 23, 2020Credit: ALEX EDELMAN - AFP
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President Donald Trump's administration moved forward with $1 billion in sales of drones and precision-guided weapons to Morocco on Friday, sending a notice to Congress about the potential deals, according to sources familiar with the notification.

Products in the sales include four MQ-9B SeaGuardian drones made by privately-held General Atomics, and Hellfire, Paveway and JDAM precision-guided munitions made by Lockheed Martin, Raytheon and Boeing, the sources said.

This comes after the announcement on Thursday that Morocco and Israel have agreed to normalize relations. In tandem, the U.S. president signed a proclamation recognizing Moroccan sovereignty over the Western Sahara. 

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