Israel 'will not oppose' advanced US arms sales to UAE

By: AFP      Published: 09:36 PM, 23 Oct, 2020
Israel 'will not oppose' advanced US arms sales to UAE

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Friday his country will not oppose US sales of advanced weapon systems to the UAE, apparently referring to F-35 fighter planes.

"The prime minister and the defence minister both agree that since the US is upgrading Israel’s military capability and maintaining Israel’s qualitative military edge, Israel will not oppose the sale of these systems to the UAE," the premier said in a joint statement with Defence Minister Benny Gantz, who held talks in Washington.