WASHINGTON (AP) -- John Edwards is speaking out against a Bush administration plan to sell 20 billion dollars' worth of weapons to friendly Arab states, particularly Saudi Arabia.
He's the first Democratic presidential candidate to take that stand.
Edwards says the arms sale amounts to a foreign policy of convenience. And he says he would take a tougher stance with the Saudis if he's elected president.
Edwards says the United States should require the Saudi government to shut down the movement of terrorists across its borders, help stabilize the Iraqi government and participate more seriously in regional security before they are offered weapons.
Edwards says the arms deal could also backfire by giving Iran an incentive to build its nuclear strength.
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