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High Court rejects ban on arms sales to Azerbaijan as lacking evidence

The background of Israeli arms sales to Azerbaijan relates to complex geopolitics relating to Iran – which it borders – and Israeli oil needs.

A missile is launched during the annual military drill, dubbed “Zolphaghar 99”, in the Gulf of Oman
Russia pledges to continue weapons sales to Iran

“The return of sanctions today is a step toward international peace and security,” Pompeo said.

By URI COHEN/THE MEDIA LINE
06/10/2020
U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL)
Bipartisan bill would give Israel a veto on Middle East arms sales

The bill “would require the President to consult with the Israeli government to ensure [qualitative military edge] concerns are settled.”

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
03/10/2020
Netanyahu condoned sale of F-35s to UAE, despite public denial - report

Sources familiar with the negotiations say the prime minister went along with the plan for the Trump administration to sell weapons to the Emirates.

Trump admin. considers ending Congress' review of arms sales - sources

A year ago, Trump infuriated lawmakers by declaring a national emergency in order to complete $8 billion in military sales to Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states.

By REUTERS
26/06/2020
A Patriot anti-missile system deployed in a joint U.S. and Israeli military outpost in Jaffa, south
Saudi Arabia signs deal with Raytheon to localize US Patriot maintenance

Saudi Arabia is among the top five defense spenders in the world. It is one of several US allies to use Patriot.

By REUTERS
28/12/2019
IDF weapons
Benny Gantz comes out against arms sales to oppressive regimes

Gantz said Israel is “a moral nation and a moral country, and we must behave that way in our international relations.”

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