Tehran (IP)- The administration of Joe Biden bypassed Congress to greenlight an emergency weapons sale to Israel, for the second time in a month, while calling for an end to mass civilian deaths.

Iran PressAmerica: US Secretary of State Antony Blinken told Congress that he had made a second emergency determination in less than a month, covering a $147.5m sale of equipment to Israel, the State Department said on Friday. 

The package includes ancillary items, including fuses, charges, and primers that Israel would require to make the 155mm shells that it had previously purchased, function.

Friday’s emergency determination, which is rare but has been used by at least four previous US administrations, means that a requirement for a potentially lengthy congressional review for foreign military sales will be bypassed. 

Israel will also be purchasing 155mm M107 projectiles, which are artillery shells that will cause widespread destruction in a densely populated area such as Gaza, Aljazeera reported.


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