The administration of U.S. President Joe Biden continues to work on a $23 billion arms deal with the United Arab Emirates, including F-35 fighter jets.
This is reported by Reuters, citing a statement by a representative of the U.S. State Department.
According to the State Department official, the Biden administration is studying the details of the deal and is consulting with UAE officials on the use of the weapons that are expected to go on sale.
In November, Donald Trump’s administration approved the sale of F-35 fighter jets to the Emirates as part of the Abrahamic Agreement.
Washington froze the deal in January. The State Department claimed that the Biden administration is considering the sale of the weapons, but has not yet decided whether it will go through.
In February, the UAE ambassador to the United States, Yousef Al-Otaiba, said the arms deal was still under discussion.