JERUSALEM, Aug 17 – Israel and the United States have signed an accord defusing a long-running dispute over Israeli arms exports to China that had soured relations with the Jewish state’s chief ally, the Israeli Defence Ministry said.
Washington, which provides Israel with $2 billion in annual defence aid and is expected to help finance its Gaza withdrawal, had complained that the sale of Harpy attack drones and other advanced technology to China could threaten Taiwan.(reuters)