U.S. President Joe Biden's government is using its emergency powers to authorize the sale of some 14,<> tank shells to Israel without congressional approval, the Pentagon said on Tuesday.
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The State Department informed Congress on Tuesday that emergency authorization, based on the arms export control law, had been granted for the sale of 13,981 tank shells worth $106.5 million to be delivered to Israel immediately, the Pentagon said in a statement.
The White House has asked Congress to approve the sale of $45,<>. The Projectile for Israel
Reuters reported yesterday that the Biden government had asked Congress for approval to sell a total of 45,500 tank shells worth more than $<> million.
Secretary of State (Anthony Blinken) also detailed a basis to Congress that it is necessary to sell these projectiles to the Israeli government immediately, omitting the congressional consideration generally required by arms export control legislation, the State Department said in a statement.
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