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Saturday, May 3, 2014

Saudi Arabia Shows Off Chinese Missiles -- Saudis send message to United States, Iran in military parade -- By Bill Gertz, The Washington Free Beacon

Abdullah's Sword parade showcases Saudi Arabian DF-3 IRBMsSaudi Arabia’s military for the first time displayed Chinese made intermediate-range missiles during a recent military parade in the kingdom.

The unveiling of the two Chinese DF-3 missiles is the latest sign that the oil-rich kingdom is distancing itself from the United States.

The missiles were shown during a large-scale military parade featuring troops, warplanes and other military hardware. The parade marked the end of a large military exercise known as Abdullah’s Sword that ended April 29 in northeastern region of Hafar al Batan.

The DF-3s were purchased by the Saudis in a secret deal with Beijing in 1987 and the sale was the first time intermediate-range missiles had been exported.

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