Israel Concerned over U.S.-Saudi Defense Deal

(Ha'aretz) Barak Ravid - Israel has expressed a number of reservations over a big defense deal between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia that includes the purchase of scores of new F-15 fighter jets and the upgrading of the 150 F-15s already in the Saudi air force. The issue is expected to come up in Prime Minister Netanyahu's meetings in Washington on Tuesday. "Today these planes are against Iran, tomorrow they might turn against us," a senior Israeli defense source told Ha'aretz. Israel and the U.S. have held a number of meetings over the past 18 months on maintaining Israel's air superiority.

2010-07-05 08:29:35

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