Biden pauses US arms trade with Saudi Arabia, UAE
The Biden administration has suspended arms sales agreements with the UAE and Saudi Arabia.
The United States’ new administration froze arms sales agreed by Donald Trump to two Gulf allies, a move
This freeze will temporarily hold up the sales of F-35 jets and attack drones to the UAE and a large supply of munitions to Saudi Arabia.
The decision is seen as a signal of a major policy shift from the Trump administration, which agreed on the F-35 sale after the UAE agreed to formalize diplomatic relations with the Zionist regime.
The UAE Embassy in Washington said that the country anticipated a review of Trump’s arms sale and added it will work with the Biden administration.
“As in previous transitions, the UAE anticipated a review of current policies by the new administration. Specifically, the F-35 package is much more than selling military hardware to a partner,” the Embassy tweeted.