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July 29, 2007
US arming oil-rich nations
By Citizens For Legitimate Government
Breaking News and Commentary from Citizens For Legitimate Government
29 Jul 2007
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US arming oil-rich nations - report 28 Jul 2007 The US plans a series of arms deals worth at least $US20 billion ($23 billion) with Saudi Arabia and five other oil-rich Persian Gulf states, it was reported today. The plan also includes new 10-year military aid packages to Israel and Egypt, The Washington Post reported, citing unnamed US officials. The deals are aimed at shoring up US allies in the Middle East and countering "a more aggressive Iran", as one administration official put it.
House Members Say They Will Try to Block Arms Sales to Saudis 29 Jul 2007 The Bush regime's plan to sell $20 billion in advanced weaponry to Saudi Arabia and five other Persian Gulf countries is running into congressional opposition and criticism from human rights and arms control groups.