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Monday, Jul. 30, 2007 at 4:16 PM
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert voiced satisfaction July 29 over Washington’s intention to offset a package of arms sales to Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states with increased military aid for Israel.
By REUTERS, JERUSALEM
Posted 07/29/07 12:35
He said he and U.S. President George W. Bush, in talks at the White House last month, agreed Israel would receive billion in U.S. military aid over the next decade, averaging billion a year.
“This is an increase of 25 percent for the military aid to Israel from the United States. I think this is a significant and important improvement of the defense aid to Israel,” Olmert told reporters.
He spoke a day after a senior U.S. defense official said Washington was working on a military assistance deal for Israel expected to top billion over the next 10 years.
The aid boost has been widely seen as a U.S. bid to help allay Israeli concerns over a package of arms sales that could be worth some billion over the next decade which Washington is preparing for Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states.
“We understand the United States’ need to assist the moderate Arab states, which are standing in one front with the United States and us in the struggle against Iran,” Olmert said, referring to Tehran’s nuclear program.
A U.S. defense official said on Saturday the Bush administration hoped to present the regional package to the U.S. Congress for approval later in the year.
Washington is striving to assure Gulf allies, worried by the growing strength of Iran and war in Iraq, that the United States is committed to the region and will stand by them, with arms sales part of that process, U.S. officials say.
The package for Saudi Arabia would upgrade its missile defenses and air force and increase its naval capabilities, the official said.
The United States also is preparing a package of military assistance worth some billion in the next decade for Egypt, another U.S. ally in the Middle East, a senior State Department official said
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