BREAKING NEWS – Washington, D.C. – The White House has temporarily stopped arms deals negotiated under the Trump administration with several Middle Eastern nations, including the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

The State Department has not confirmed which countries will see arms deal freezes, but a report by the Wall Street Journal noted that Saudi Arabia and the UAE are expected to be among the nations affected. The U.S. and the UAE entered into a $23 billion deal late last year.

President Biden commented on the new policy. “As soon as I was made aware that the U.S. had an arms deal with another country, I shut it down,” explained Biden. “I have no idea why we are shipping prosthetic limbs to foreign countries, when there are billions of people in this country that need them. And in case if Trump has in place a legs deal, I’ll shut that one down too.”