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US missile defense sale to Saudis seen as effort to thwart Russia

The Donald Trump administration OK’d a $15 billion sale of anti-missile technology to Saudi Arabia after Riyadh moved to buy a rival Russian system.

Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) meets with Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud in the Kremlin in Moscow, Oct. 5, 2017.(photo by Sputnik/Alexei Nikolsky/Kremlin via REUTERS)

The Donald Trump administration’s approval of a long-delayed, $15 billion missile-defense sale to Saudi Arabia is widely seen

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