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The US approves USD1.2bn worth of arms sales to Egypt

A Pentagon agency approved the sale to Egypt of Apache helicopters in a transaction worth an estimated USD1bn, according to a statement from the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA). In a separate statement, the DSCA said it also approved the sale of tank ammunition worth USD201mn. Congress now has a 30-day window in which to block the sales or they automatically go through.