Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in the light of the agreements on the normalization of bilateral relations with the United Arab Emirates (UAE), agreed not to try to prevent them from acquiring a large batch of weapons from the United States. This was reported on Thursday by The New York Times.
According to her sources, Netanyahu had previously made it clear in closed consultations that he had no objection to the deal. Despite this, he later publicly opposed her, the newspaper notes. He stopped publicly opposing the deal after a meeting with US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo last week, sources said.
As follows from the publication, we are talking about the sale of the EA-18G Growler electronic warfare aircraft, the fifth-generation F-35 fighters, and the MQ-9 Reaper drones to the UAE.
The material contains a commentary from the Israeli embassy in the United States. As stated, the allegations that Netanyahu agreed to the deal "are not true."
Netanyahu's office said earlier that the agreement on the normalization of relations between Israel and the UAE does not contain a clause on the consent of the Jewish state to the specified arms supplies.