Biden administration suspended arms sales to other countries

Biden administration suspended arms sales to other countries

Among the frozen deals are the sale of F-35 fighter jets to the UAE and arms sales to Saudi Arabia.

According to the Associated Press, U.S. President Joe Biden has suspended arms sales negotiated by the Trump administration.

Among the temporarily suspended sales are the sale of F-35 stealth fighter jets to the United Arab Emirates and the sale of weapons to Saudi Arabia.

The State Department called the suspended sales a “routine administrative action” that all new administrations apply after taking office.

“The department is temporarily suspending certain pending U.S. defense sales and sales under the Foreign Military Sales and Direct Commercial Sales sections to allow the new administration to conduct a review,” the department said.

The Trump administration agreed to sell the upgraded aircraft to the UAE after the signing of the Abraham Accords, agreements to normalize relations between Israel, the UAE, Bahrain, Sudan and Morocco.

The Israeli government has advocated the sale of the F-35 aircraft to the UAE.