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Intel: US, UAE talk F-35 as Russia pitches stealth aircraft

A top State Department official warned the Biden administration is "very serious" about imposing sanctions on partners that purchase Russian military hardware.
An Italian air force F-35 takes off during the "Blue Flag" multinational air defence exercise at the Ovda air force base, north of the Israeli city of Eilat, on Oct. 24, 2021.

The Biden administration intends to move forward with plans to sell as many as 50 Lockheed-Martin F-35 stealth fighter jets to the United Arab Emirates, but expects discussions to continue with Abu Dhabi over its “obligations” about securing the aircraft’s technology.

Mira Resnick, the State Department’s top official for regional security affairs, told reporters today that she met with Emirati officials on the sidelines of the Dubai Airshow to discuss the issue.

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