asks Israel not to sell radar
The Reality on the Ground!
NEW DELHI, April 6: The United States has persuaded
Israel into postponing a billion dollar defence deal
with India involving the sale of Israeli Phalcon Awacs
radar warning system , saying that at this juncture
it could trigger tensions between India and Pakistan,
news reports said on Sunday.
"Under American pressure, Israel grudgingly has
agreed to suspend the sale of an advanced airborne radar
warning system to India," India's right-wing extremist
Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) reported on its website,
quoting the Forward Magazine.
"Washington fears that the sale will increase
tensions between India and Pakistan, as the Bush administration
wages war in Iraq and keeps a watchful eye on North
Korea," the report said.It said Israeli sources
in Washington told the Forward that Israel has agreed
to defer the $1 billion sale of the Phalcon Awacs system,
but has not cancelled it.
"The American request comes as the Bush administration
is asking Congress to approve a generous aid package
for Israel, featuring a $1 billion grant to cover defence-related
expenses and $9 billion in loan guarantees," the
RSS report said.According to the Israeli business daily
Globes, the United States conditioned the $1 billion
grant on Israel's suspending the deal, the RSS report
The American request is reminiscent of one made by
the Clinton administration in August 2000, when it pushed
Israel to cancel a $250 million sale of the Phalcon
to China. Then, the United States was worried that the
early warning system could be used by China against
American forces in case of a military conflict over
Taiwan.Israel unsuccessfully attempted to use its friends
on Capitol Hill to beat back the administration's opposition.
The short showdown strained
relations between Jerusalem and Washington, and between
Israel and China," the report said. It added that
Israel had to financially compensate the Chinese.
"The India deal is somewhat different. Israeli
sources say that the United States, having previously
granted its approval, is only asking Israel to put the
deal on hold, not to cancel it," the Forward report
Source: Jawed Naqvi
note: If your wondering why have we
included this news, well while we are all diverted towards
the Muslims of Iraq, the Kafir are clandestinely planning
the demise of Muslims elsewhere. This includes muslims
in Uzbekistan, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Indian occupied
Kashmir and Algeria.
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