British Foreign Minister Margaret Becket criticized the United States on Thursday for failing to follow procedures for international arms shipments after a US plane carrying a shipment of “smart bombs” for Israel stopped for refueling at Scotland’s Prestwick Airport, Sky News reported.

The foreign secretary said that it appeared that safety regulations had not been observed. . .

An American – Islamic group – Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) called on the Bush administration to stop the deal, saying that the rush delivery at a time of war would be “unconscionable.”

 

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