Donald Trump is committing another diplomatic blunder. As the possible sale of American F-35 fighter jets to the United Arab Emirates threatens to undermine Israel’s technological superiority in the Middle East, the Republican president says he would have “no problem” with it. make. And this, despite the anger of Israel, which must sign an agreement to normalize its relations with the Emirates at the White House. “Personally I would have no problem with that,” “I would have no problem selling them F-35s,” the President of the United States told Fox News three hours before the signing ceremony, putting forward the “many jobs” that such a contract on the American side would create.

Israel and the Emirates announced on August 13 that they had concluded, under the aegis of the United States, a historic agreement which makes the Gulf oil monarchy the third Arab country to recognize the Hebrew state, after Egypt and Jordan . Bahrain decided last week to do the same. But a first imbroglio on the counterparts of such an agreement arose around the American stealth fighter planes, which the Emirates wanted to acquire for a long time. Did Washington commit to sell them? The mystery persists.

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he was opposed to the sale, to preserve his country’s military superiority in the region. However, the United States is also committed not to question this qualitative military superiority, an objective now enshrined in American law. “This is something we are discussing, it is a phase of consultations,” Jared Kushner, the adviser and son-in-law of the US president, said last week about the F-35s.

He had assured that the US government would respect the law on Israeli military superiority. “But the United Arab Emirates are a great partner army of America”,

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