Israel Wary of U.S.-Arab Arms Deals

(Ha'aretz) Barak Ravid - Israeli officials have expressed concern at the scope and content of recently signed major arms deals between the U.S. and Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and the United Arab Emirates. The advanced arms include anti-ship and antitank missiles as well as smart and bunker-busting bombs. No U.S. arms deals with Israel have taken place since President Obama took office. One deal troubling Israel is the sale to Egypt of four batteries of Harpoon Block II anti-ship cruise missiles. The Harpoon II is an advanced, accurate missile, capable of overcoming countermeasures and electronic warfare.

2010-01-04 08:40:10

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