USA—Lawmakers Hold Up Arms Sale To Nigeria

Foreign Policy | 07/30/2021

Top U.S. senators have placed holds on a proposed sale of attack helicopters to Nigeria, reports Foreign Policy. Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) and ranking member Sen. Jim Risch (R-Idaho) have paused the proposed $875 million deal, raising concerns about the Nigerian government’s human-rights record. The possible sale covers 12 AH-1Z attack helicopters and associated systems, including 28 GE engines, 14 Honeywell military-grade navigation...

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