U.S. F-15 Fighter Jet Sale to Saudis Won't Include Features Israel Opposes

(AP-Wall Street Journal) Adam Entous - The Obama administration plans to sell advanced F-15 fighter jets to Saudi Arabia but won't equip them with long-range weapons systems and other arms whose inclusion was strongly opposed by Israel, diplomats and officials said. Israeli officials have repeatedly conveyed their concerns in private that the U.S. risks undermining its military advantage by equipping regional rivals with top-flight technologies. Two officials close to the negotiations said Israel still had some reservations, but that the country isn't expected to challenge the sale. Successive U.S. administrations have confirmed a longstanding commitment to maintain Israel's military edge in the region.

2010-08-09 09:09:54

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