Friday, February 24, 2006

UAE, Jolted by Port Deal, Is Key Western Arms Buyer

UNITED NATIONS, Feb 23 (IPS) - The United Arab Emirates (UAE), the centre of a growing controversy over its proposed management of U.S. port terminals, is one of the world's most prolific arms buyers and a multi-billion-dollar military market both for the United States and Western Europe.
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