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Biden halts arm sales, including F-35 sales to UAE

Christian Fernsby |
U.S. President Joe Biden has halted several arms sales negotiated by the Trump Administration, the Associated Press reported.

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Topics: BIDEN    UAE   

Among the sales which have been temporarily halted is the sale of F-35 stealth fighters to the United Arab Emirates as well as arms sales to Saudi Arabia.

The UAE had ordered 50 F-35s.

The State Department called the suspension of the sales "a routine administrative action” which all new administrations implement upon taking office.

“The department is temporarily pausing the implementation of some pending US defense transfers and sales under Foreign Military Sales and Direct Commercial Sales to allow incoming leadership an opportunity to review,” the department said.

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