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US to move forward with $23B arms sale to UAE

The $23.4 billion arms package includes F-35s, armed drones and other equipment.
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The US administration has notified Congress that it is moving ahead with a multibillion-dollar arms package to the United Arab Emirates that was put on hold in January, the State Department confirmed.

A spokesperson for the State Department told Reuters the US government would proceed with the sale “even as we continue reviewing details and consulting with Emirati officials.” 

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