Re: The Reg might note however
China has its own armaments industry, its own silicon fabrication, steel industry, you name it. Saudi has a Western-supported kakistocracy sitting on a pool of dollars and oil. No dollar, no arms, soon be a war zone.
I do think, though, that perhaps Apple is the only very large US corporation that doesn't have links to the US military, so maybe the US does have a point. In this one case.