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Israel-Azerbaijan Arms Deal Signals Close Ties, While Raising Tensions With Iran

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Israeli defense officials confirmed Sunday a deal to sell $1.6 billion in arms, including drones and missile defense systems, to Azerbaijan.

The deal reflects the close relationship between Israel, which finds itself increasingly isolated in an increasingly hostile region, and Azerbaijan, which shares a border with Iran and is building up its military capability in the midst of its own dispute with Armenia. ...

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