'Israel told US not to sell arms to certain Arab states'

By JPOST.COM STAFF
May 4, 2011 17:40

Israel said it was worried about Egypt, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia's "quantitative and qualitative military build-up" and by the potential risk this could pose to the IDF, a March 2006 WikiLeaks document released Wednesday revealed.

In the classified document, US and Israeli officials discuss how Israel could maintain its "Qualitative Military Edge" following a US presentation to Jerusalem on proposed defense sales to the Middle East.

In an Israeli document submitted to the US about its defense sales proposal, Israeli officials state that: "Israel is increasingly concerned with the narrowing of the qualitative gap by potential adversaries as a result not only of the transfer of cutting edge US weapons and technology to the region, that also involves training and guidance, but also with the aggregative effect that the combination of these weapon systems and technologies have."


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