Nation: Mutual Interests

As Secretary of Defense Harold Brown wrote Congress last week, Saudi Arabia is prepared to guarantee formally that any F-15s it purchases will never be transferred to another Arab state for use against Israel. Crown Prince Fahd made that commitment public in his own words in a TIME interview with Cairo Bureau Chief Wilton Wynn that ranged over many aspects of the proposed plane sale. Said Fahd:

"American arms sales are always linked with guarantees that they will not be transferred to other parties, and the kingdom of Saudi Arabia honors those guarantees. Furthermore, transfer of sophisticated weapons from one party to...

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