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UAE Threatens to Pull Out of $23 Billion F-35, Drone Deal With US: Report

UAE Threatens to Pull Out of $23 Billion F-35, Drone Deal With US: Report

From: Algemeiner

The United Arab Emirates is threatening to pull out of a $23 billion deal to buy American-made F-35 aircraft, Reaper drones and other advanced munitions, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday.

The Gulf ally complained that US security requirements were too onerous, the report said, citing American officials.

F-35 contractor Lockheed Martin Corp, the US State Department and the UAE foreign ministry did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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