Obama Halts Israeli Transfer of Arms to Christians in Nigeria to Defend Themselves From Boko Haram Muslim Terrorists

Obama Halts Israeli Transfer of Arms to Christians in Nigeria to Defend Themselves From Boko Haram Muslim Terrorists

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Obama halts Israeli transfer of weapons to Nigerian Christians to defend themselves from Boko Haram Muslim Terrorists because ‘..it conflicts with US Policy Interests..’

by, Michael Wilner | JPost

WASHINGTON – The United States suspended the resale of US-made military helicopters by Israel to the Nigerian government for its fight against Boko Haram last summer, according to Abuja.

The transfer of such aircraft requires a review to determine its “consistency with US policy interests,” Obama administration officials told The Jerusalem Post.

Reviews of this kind take place in the case of “any requests for one country to transfer US-origin defense items to another country,” said Ned Price, White House Assistant Press Secretary and Director for Strategic Communications.

According to a report initially published in a local Nigerian daily, ThisDay, Nigerian government officials believe a large sale was halted because of “unfounded allegations of human rights violations by our troops,” one…

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