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Republican lawmakers urge Biden to hurry warplane sales to Israel

Republicans have been voicing increasing concern as the Biden administration approaches a return to the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran.
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Eleven Republican senators, led by Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC), are pressing the Biden administration to expedite pending arms sales to Israel before a potential return to the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran.

The lawmakers urged the administration in a letter on Thursday “to take immediate action to provide Israel with the military capabilities it needs to defend itself from Iran” by rushing delivery of KC-46 refueling tanker aircraft, remaining F-35 and F-15 fighter jets, and CH-53K helicopters.

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