WikiLeaks cable reveals Israel presented list of weapons US should not sell to Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia in order to keep its “military edge.”
Israel said it was worried about Egypt, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia’s “quantitative and qualitative military build-up” and by the potential risk this could pose to the IDF, a released Wednesday revealed.
In the classified document, Israeli Defense Ministry official Rami Yungman discusses with US officials how Israel can maintain its “Qualitative Military Edge” following a US presentation to Jerusalem on proposed defense sales to the Middle East.
WikiLeaks cites an earlier Israeli document submitted to the US about its defense sales proposal. Israeli officials in the paper state that: “Israel is increasingly concerned with the narrowing of the qualitative gap by potential adversaries as a result not only of the transfer of cutting edge US weapons and technology to the region, that also involves training and guidance, but also with the aggregative effect that the c… >>>