US officials say Biden considering $1 billion in new weapons deals for Israel — report

The Biden administration is considering more than $1 billion in new weapons deals for Israel, including tank ammunition, military vehicles and mortar rounds, according to a Wall Street Journal report citing US officials.

The officials say that deals including “$700 million in 120 mm tank ammunition, $500 million in tactical vehicles and less than $100 million in 120 mm mortar rounds” are under consideration, and would need to be approved by Congress.

The weapons deliveries could take months or years to be fulfilled, according to the report.

There is no official US or Israeli confirmation of the report.

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