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Israel, Saudi and Egypt are top five purchasers of US arms

A report by the Congressional Research Service published on 20 December outlines arms sales, as delivered, since 1999 from the USA, reported JTA. From 1999 to 2002, Saudi Arabia led in arms purchased and delivered, at $8.9bn. Egypt was third with $4.5bn and Israel was fourth with $3.3 bn. From 2003 to 2006, Israel purchased and received $5.2bn in arms, making it first and just edging out Egypt at second, with $5.1bn; Saudi Arabia was third with $4.4bn.