2 times the U.S. foreign military sales surge in key Middle Eastern countries to respond to Iran’s armed
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BEIJING, Sept. 15 (Xinhua) The U.S. government in recent years to increase foreign arms sales, the Defense Department has adopted this financial year sale or transfer of tanks, aircraft, missiles , warships and other armaments to foreign governments, totaled $ 32 billion, more than $ 12 billion in 2005, almost twice as much. “New York Times” reported that the Bush administration this is so as to allow re-armed Iraq and Afghanistan, Iran and North Korea try to control, and strengthen relations with the former Russian allies.
Hong Kong, “Wen Wei Po”, the United States actively arms sale, about $ 4.5 billion annually in military aid to finance about 60 countries worldwide to purchase US-made weapons, Israel and Egypt shared the rates are 80% above. Over the past two years, Iraq and the United States signed over $ 3 billion arms agreement, the former spend $ 7 billion more intends to re-purchase US-made weapons, but also on behalf of Afghanistan, the United States purchased more than $ 1 billion in arms. Washington since 2006, selling arms to increase the scale, particularly in the Middle East, because with respect to Iran. United Arab Emirates is considering the purchase of $ 16 billion worth of US-made missile defense system, and Saudi Arabia already agreed to purchase at least $ 6 billion arms, and Israel also increased orders.