US ‘fully committed’ to F-35 sale to UAE

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An American official said, that the U.S. remains “fully committed” to a proposed sale of advanced F-35 stealth fighter jets to the United Arab Emirates, despite the Biden administration slowing down the deal.

A deputy U.S. assistant secretary of state in the Biden administration, told that The Associated Press at the Dubai Air Show that Gulf Arab partners are not looking to purchase weapons from Russia as a hedge over American concerns about human rights in the region. The official further added, “The F-35 is already in this region, whether it’s Israelis flying the F-35, whether it’s American F-35. They would like the UAE to be able to operate the F-35 in a way that they can be their security partners and to deter threats, including from Iran.”

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