President Donald Trump Adminestration informs Congress intent to sell F-35s to UAE
President Donald Trump has voiced a willingness to maneuver the sale forward, saying Friday "that process is moving along."The comment came at some point after Defense Secretary Mark Esper and his Israeli counterpart, Benny Gantz, confirmed Washington's strategic commitment to the qualitative military superiority of Israel within the Middle East .
Trump administration has notified Congress of its intent to sell advanced F-35 fighter jets to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), a key lawmaker confirmed Thursday.Outgoing House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel confirmed the notification, saying its export "requires very careful consideration and Congress must analyze all of the ramifications."
The potential sale follows Abu Dhabi's U.S.-brokered opening of diplomatic ties with Israel.Abu Dhabi has long been seeking the fifth-generation
Israel purchased 50 F-35 fighters from the U.S. in 2016, which were to be delivered to the Israeli Air Force during
Engel said the transfer of the F-35 to the UAE "inevitably will generate demands from others