TITLE

U.S.: U.S.-Saudi Fighter Jet Deal Seen Clear Message to Iran

PUB. DATE
January 2012
SOURCE
Middle East Reporter (Weekly Edition);1/13/2012, Vol. 144 Issue 1284, p14
SOURCE TYPE
Newspaper
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on a multibillion-dollar deal signed by the U.S. to sell advanced fighter jets to Saudi Arabia which conveys a message to Iran regarding its commitment to security in the volatile oil-rich Gulf region. It mentions that the deal came after Iran and Arab Gulf expressed their concerns over Tehran nuclear ambitions. Also, the deal came amid tensions between Iran and the U.S. after Tehran threatens to block a major shipping channel for Gulf oil, the Strait of Hormuz.
ACCESSION #
70373146

 

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