arms deal


: an agreement to buy or sell weapons
an arms deal between two countries

Examples of arms deal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Weeks later, in May, the Administration informed Congress of its plan to approve a new arms deal for Israel worth $1 billion. Lauren Michele Jackson, The New Yorker, 24 June 2024 That has fueled growing concerns about an arms deal which sees Pyongyang supply weapons in exchange for economic assistance and technology transfers. Anna Gordon, TIME, 18 June 2024 Much of this was wishful thinking born of a hangover from the pre-revolutionary days, but what was perhaps most remarkable was that Tehran considered the arms deal at all. Ali M. Ansari, Foreign Affairs, 29 May 2024 Saudi Arabia is also cited as spending hundreds of thousands of dollars at Trump’s properties around the time the former president signed an arms deal with the Saudi government worth more than $100 billion. Farnoush Amiri, Twin Cities, 21 May 2024 The two countries have nearly finalized their biggest arms deal in 30 years. Fred Weir, The Christian Science Monitor, 24 Jan. 2024 That Washington agreed to this $23 billion arms deal is no small matter. Soner Cagaptay, Foreign Affairs, 19 Feb. 2024 In 1956, after Egyptian leader Gamal Abdel Nasser nationalized the Suez Canal and struck an arms deal with the Soviet Union, Israel, along with Britain and France, invaded Egypt and occupied the Sinai Peninsula and the Gaza Strip. TIME, 10 Jan. 2024 The Trump administration agreed to the controversial arms deal, worth over $100 billion, despite bipartisan concerns about civilian casualties resulting from Saudi Arabia’s military intervention in Yemen. Wire Service, The Mercury News, 4 Jan. 2024

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“Arms deal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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