(NewsReady.com) – In August, reports surfaced that President Donald Trump’s administration was planning an arms deal with the United Arab Emirates (UAE). There were concerns Israel would object to the agreement. However, it looks like the US ally is okay with it.
On Friday, October 23, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced he’s not going to stand in the way of the US-UAE arms deal. The Trump administration is reportedly going to sell F-35 fighter jets to the Middle Eastern country.
Israel will not oppose the US sales of “specific weapons systems” to the UAE, which is assumed to be in reference to the stealth F-35 fighter jets, sought by the UAE in an arms deal with Washington.https://t.co/csFWu4hDzt
— Forbes Middle East (@Forbes_MENA_) October 24, 2020
The latest news shows how far relations in the region have improved over the years. President Trump recently brokered a peace deal between Israel and the UAE. The Arab country became the first to recognize the Jewish state this year, and the countries began normalizing relations.
Allowing the US to sell the fighter plans to the UAE is a big step for Israel, and is another victory for President Donald Trump.
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