Israel Wary of U.S. Arms Sale to Saudis

[Jerusalem Post] Yaakov Katz - Despite the significant increase in U.S. military aid to Israel, Israeli defense officials warned Sunday that the sale of satellite-guided missiles to Saudi Arabia had the potential to constitute a strategic threat to Israel. Saudi Arabia will receive thousands of Joint Direct Attack Munitions (JDAM) - a low-cost guidance kit that converts existing unguided free-fall bombs into accurately guided "smart" weapons. A senior Defense Ministry official warned that the Saudi regime could be toppled and the advanced American weaponry fall into the hands of Islamic extremists.

2007-07-30 01:00:00

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