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Israel raises alarm over US-Saudi arms sale as deal awaits congressional fate

Ariel Ben Solomon and Yaakov Lappin/JNS.org | Posted: Monday, June 5, 2017 9:43 am

The high-profile U.S. arms deal with Saudi Arabia, which President Donald Trump signed during his recent visit to Riyadh and is awaiting congressional approval, raised alarm in Jerusalem due to what officials describe as the potential diminishment of Israel’s military edge over regional foes.

The stability of Middle East governments has been as precarious as ever since the outbreak of Arab uprisings in 2011, meaning that advanced military equipment sold to states such as Saudi Arabia could ultimately end up in the hands of Islamist regimes or terrorist groups in the event of a government collapse.

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