US will sell F-35 fighter jets & armed drones to UAE
Washington has committed to selling the equipment to the UAE, according to a senior official, despite claims the deal won't go ahead. (Al Arabiya)
“They know that we are committed, and we are making sure that they have all of the information they need to move forward,” Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs Jessica Lewis said.
The initial deal was okayed by the Trump administration as part of the deal normalizing relations between the Arab Emirates and Israel.
European Council President Charles Michel has slated Russia for “geopolitical terrorism” in a speech to MEPs on Tuesday for invading Ukraine, claiming “international order, democracy, human dignity are also under attack”.
His broadside on the Kremlin’s special operation came after Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky’s address via videolink appealing for his country’s “symbolic, political and legitimate request” for bloc membership.
Michel admitted Ukraine’s bid to join the EU was “going to be difficult” to achieve.