The United Arab Emirates may suspend talks on the purchase of $ 23 billion worth of military equipment from the United States. The reason is the US demand that the UAE reconsider its relations with China.
The Wall Street Journal quoted American sources as saying.
According to Bloomberg, the United States is pressuring the UAE to abandon the equipment and technology of China’s Huawei Technologies, which will be used in the country’s information networks for the next four years.
It was noted that the Emirati leadership considers the conditions set by the United States to be very difficult. In this regard, the authorities of Abu Dhabi sent a letter to the other side stating that the UAE will withdraw from the existing agreement on the purchase of military equipment if they insist on their demands. Sources in the publication confirmed that the letter was received by the US administration.
Under former US President Donald Trump, the State Department plans to sell 50 Lockheed Martin F-35 fighters, 18 MQ-9B unmanned aerial vehicles and other advanced military systems to the UAE. had informed Congress. The deal was worth $ 23.37 billion.