US expected to lift ban on weapon sale to Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia, officially the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, is a country in West Asia and the Middle East. It covers the bulk of the Arabian Peninsula and has a land area of about 2150000 km², making it the fifth-largest country in Asia and the largest in the Middle East. It is bordered by the Red Sea to the west; Jordan, Iraq, and Kuwait to the north; the Persian Gulf, Bah…
Saudi Arabia, officially the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, is a country in West Asia and the Middle East. It covers the bulk of the Arabian Peninsula and has a land area of about 2150000 km², making it the fifth-largest country in Asia and the largest in the Middle East. It is bordered by the Red Sea to the west; Jordan, Iraq, and Kuwait to the north; the Persian Gulf, Bahrain, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates to the east; Oman to the southeast; and Yemen to the south. The Gulf of Aqaba in the northwest separates Saudi Arabia from Egypt and Israel. Saudi Arabia is the only country with a coastline along both the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf, and most of its terrain consists of arid desert, lowland, steppe, and mountains. The capital and largest city is Riyadh; other major cities include Jeddah and the two holiest cities in Islam, Mecca and Medina. With a population of 32.2 million, Saudi Arabia is the fourth most populous country in the Arab world.
  • Official languages: Arabic
  • Government: Unitary Islamic absolute monarchy
  • Legislature: none
  • Currency: Saudi riyal (SR) (SAR)
  • Capital and largest city: Riyadh
  • Driving side: right
  • Ethnic groups (2014): 90% Arab · 10% Afro-Arab · (for Saudi citizens only)
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