September 23, 2004

High Stakes

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From MSNBC: U.S. to sell 5,000 smart bombs to Israel.

The United States will sell Israel nearly 5,000 smart bombs in one of the largest weapons deals between the allies in years, Israeli military officials said Tuesday. [...]

Disclosure of the deal comes amid escalating Israeli worries over Iranís nuclear development program.

Israel and a number of Western countries fear that Iran is trying to produce nuclear weapons. Iran says its nuclear program is for generating electricity.

Defying a key demand set by 35 nations, Iran announced Tuesday that it has started converting raw uranium into the gas needed for enrichment, a process that can be used to make nuclear weapons.

The Israeli military officials would not say whether the bombs might be intended for use against Iran.

UPDATE I -- September 26: Iran ups the ante: Iran test-fires 'strategic missile'.

This cartoon appears in the Sept. 27, Monday Special edition of Investor's Business Daily.

Posted by Forkum at September 23, 2004 10:41 PM
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