White House Corrects Eisenhower’s Data on U.S. Arms for Saudi Arabia

The White House today corrected a statement by President Eisenhower at a press conference yesterday to the effect that Saudi Arabia had been sent or would be sent this year a total of $16,000,000 worth of military aid.

The White House said today that the $16,000,000 total covers all the states in the Middle East. The State Department said last February that equipment worth $7,000,000 would go to Saudi Arabia. All the other Arab states together would get $6,000,000 in military aid, the State Department added, and Israel would receive $3,000,000.

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