US army to double weapons stockpiled in Israel

Jan. 14, 2010 – Press TV

The US military plans to double the amount of military equipment it has stockpiled in Israel under a recent agreement with Tel Aviv.

“The deal will double the value of military equipment kept on Israeli soil from 400 million to 800 million dollars,” a Pentagon spokesman, Major Shawn Turner told AFP.

He ruled out the notion that Iran’s nuclear issue was a major factor for the agreement and said that the US Congress initially authorized the expansion in 2007.

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