‚US reassures wary Israel over Saudi fighter jet deal‘

30.12.2011                      04.Tewet. 5772


'US reassures wary Israel over Saudi fighter jet deal'

Arms deal to Saudi will booster Israeli security over Iranian threat, 'Wall Street Journal' quotes US official as saying; White House says $29.4 billion F-15 deal will create jobs.

Officials in the United States have sought to reassure Israel that the $29.4 billion sale of fighter jets to Saudi Arabia will boost Israeli security in the region, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday.
According to the report, Assistant Secretary of State for Political Military Affairs Andrew Shapiro told Israel from Washington that the sale, which includes 84 new F-15 fighter jets, will not affect Israel's "qualitative military edge"….