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UAE official said to confirm Netanyahu approved F-35 sales as part of normalization deal

An unnamed Emirati official is quoted by the Ynet news site as saying that Prime Minister Netanahu gave the green light for the US to sell F-35 stealth fighters to the United Arab Emirates as part of the Israel-UAE deal to normalize ties, despite the premier’s adamant denials that the agreement included any understandings on weapons sales.

In a separate report, the Walla news site says Netanyahu told a meeting of the security cabinet today that he’d oppose any US sale of F-35s to the UAE and would lobby Congress to oppose it.

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