U.S. Arms Deal with Egypt Proceeds Smoothly Despite Objections

(Israel Hayom) Daniel Siryoti - The U.S. and Egypt are on the verge of closing a large military deal, in which the Egyptian military will receive new F-16 fighter jets and M1A1 Abrams battle tanks. The Egyptian daily Al-Masry Al-Youm quoted a senior Egyptian defense official on Sunday saying that "a neighboring country [is] voicing their discontent about the scope of the deal to the Americans," a clear reference to Israel. The deal to provide Egypt with new F-16 jets had reportedly been signed two years ago, before Egypt's revolution.

2013-01-15 00:00:00

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