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    Wednesday, October 24, 2007

    US Makes sure Iran in China's Pocket. Iran to buy from China 24 fighter jets based on Israeli technology

    [...]
    During the 1980s, Israel Aircraft Industries, along with U.S. firms, developed a multi-role aircraft that was considered the most advanced of its type at the time.

    Following the development of a prototype, the Reagan administration stopped funding for the project, bringing about the cancellation of the joint project.

    Israel then began selling some of the systems it had developed to various countries, including China.

    Experts point out that even with these aircraft, Iran's air force is no match for Israel's or even Saudi Arabia's.

    Some analysts expressed criticism at what they called Israel's "short sighted" and lax export policies.

    This is not the first time Israeli components were part of weapons systems aimed at Israel. Some reports claimed that China sold Saudi Arabia long-range missiles containing Israeli know-how.
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