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Israel-China Arms Sales / US #585474

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Mar 12, 1992
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(State Department: John Dancy) Allegations that Israel has sold Patriot missile technology to China featured; scenes shown of Patriot missiles in action during the Persian Gulf war. [State Department spokesman Richard BOUCHER - refuses to comment.] Rand Corporation report for the Pentagon on Israel's relationship with China quoted. [Arms control specialist Gary MILHOLLIN - comments on how China will use the technology.] Sales of China's missiles to Pakistan and Syria, possibility that China gave Israel information in return for the Patriot data noted. Israel reported giving South Africa access to US- financed research on the Arrow anti-missile; scenes shown of the Arrow in action.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Interview held with Israeli defense minister Moshe Arens. [ARENS - says reports of Israel's missile technology sales to China are without foundation.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Dancy, John

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