US and Saudi in $123m arms deal

The Bush administration has notified the US Congress that it intends to go ahead with a major sale of sensitive militarytechnology to SaudiArabia. It made the announcement just hours after US President George W Bush began his first visit to the kingdom, as part of a tour of GulfArab allies. The laser-guided bomb technology sale is worth $123m (£63m). Meanwhile Mr Bush said he was talking to King Abdullah about…