Saudi Arms Fight Brewing in Congress

[Baltimore Jewish Times] James D. Besser - A congressional fight could be brewing over the Bush administration's expected decision to sell Joint Direct Attack Munitions (JDAMS) to Saudi Arabia. Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) and Rep. Robert Wexler (D-Fla.) said they will introduce a "resolution of disapproval" as soon as the arms deal is formally announced. They said the sophisticated satellite-guided bombs would represent a quantum leap in the lethality of munitions sold to an unstable Saudi regime. And selling more weapons would just reward the Saudis for their support for terrorism, they argued. Israeli officials have also expressed strong concerns about the expected arms deal.

2007-06-01 01:00:00

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