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US ‘plans huge Saudi arms deal’ July 28, 2007

Posted by infidelkafirwatch in Uncategorized.

Arming the Middle East, is this a good idea?

Which war are they preparing for?

How does Israel feel about this, or is it their doing?

The United States is reported to be preparing a major arms deal with Saudi Arabia worth $20bn (£9.8bn) over the next decade.

It is said to be part of a strategy for countering Iran’s growing strength.

Defence officials quoted by US media and the AFP news agency said it would include missile guidance systems, upgraded fighter jets and naval ships.

To counter objections from Israel, they said, the Jewish state would be offered significantly increased military aid.

But the New York Times says Bush administration officials are concerned that the size of the package and broader concerns about Saudi Arabia’s influence in Iraq could prompt critics in Congress to oppose the package.  read more



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