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"Israel can't fight this war without Western missiles and artillery shells," said Robert Baer, a US writer on Middle East security (Photo: idf.il)

US and EU top arms sales to Middle East and Israel

The US and EU are supplying the most weapons to the Middle East, including to Israel, as the Gaza war threatens to ignite a regional conflict.

The US, France, Italy, and Germany together supplied 81 percent of Middle East arms imports in the 2019-2023 period, said the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (Sipri), a Swedish t...

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

"Israel can't fight this war without Western missiles and artillery shells," said Robert Baer, a US writer on Middle East security (Photo: idf.il)

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

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