U.S., Israel End Crisis Over Security Exports

(Ha'aretz) Shmuel Rosner and Aluf Benn - The dispute between the U.S. and Israel regarding Israeli security exports ended Tuesday with a joint statement by the U.S. Department of Defense and the Israeli Defense Ministry: "The strategic alliance between the U.S and Israel reflects common understandings of the global security environment. In this cooperative relationship, the U.S. and Israel share information and consult on possible threats to U.S. and Israeli defense interests." "The U.S. Department of Defense and the Israeli Ministry of Defense have signed an understanding that is designed to remedy problems of the past that seriously affected the technology security relationship between their defense establishments and begins to restore confidence in the technology security area." Israel will commit to transparency in its arms deals and report to the U.S. on sensitive issues, primarily on deals involving China.

2005-08-17 00:00:00

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