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Israel is trying to sabotage a major American-Jordanian arms deal, according to an Israeli diplomatic source quoted in the Israeli press.
The source, quoted in Haaretz newspaper, has said Israel is trying to block the sale of AMRAAM air-to-air missiles to Jordan for fear it would impair Israel's "qualitative edge" in the region.
"It is not healthy for such weapons to be so short a distance from Israel and it is not clear why Jordan wants them. Clearly if Jordan was attacked we would do the work for them, so there is no justification to sell them the missiles," said the source....
American officials have expressed astonishment over the Israeli concerns, saying that Jordan poses no threat to Israel and this latest about-face may cause a rift in relations between the two countries.