BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:00 P.M.) – Iraeli Minister of Settlements Affairs Tzachi Hanegbi stated that Israel opposes selling “even one screw” of advanced aircraft to any country in the Middle East, including the UAE.

Hanegbi, who belongs to the Likud Party and is considered one of the closest allies of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, said in an interview with Israeli Radio 103 FM on Tuesday: “We oppose selling even one screw from one (stealth) plane to any country in the Middle East. Regardless of whether peace is between us and her or not. ”

He continued, “This is our position, and it was announced earlier and clarified in recent weeks.”

The minister expressed his belief that even if the United States supplied advanced F-35 aircraft to the Emirates despite Israeli opposition to the deal, it would find a way to ensure Israeli military superiority in the region.

He recalled Washington’s deal with Turkey on the F-35, which was later canceled due to Turkey’s purchase of Russian S-400 air defense systems.

He said, “The Americans are not required to agree to our position. They did not agree to it when they decided to sell the stealth fighters to the Turks, who are not considered our enemy, but who we think we might have some kind of conflict with them.”

Hanegbi denied that the F-35 deal between the United States and the UAE was part of the conditions of the normalization agreement with Israel.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had spoken publicly of his opposition to the UAE’s acquisition of advanced American weapons, which caused the cancellation of the Emirati-Israeli-American talks at the United Nations headquarters recently, according to media sources.

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Source: RT

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Angel Libralesso
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Angel Libralesso
2020-08-27 01:15

I can’t wait for k Î k e s F35 going down , l**o one was even hit by a S200 from the Soviet era 🤣

Daeshbags Sux
Daeshbags Sux
2020-08-27 10:58

And Syria lost half of its air defences into the next 3 days, or was it after finally managing to shoot down their first F-16 after near 40 years. Still, S-200 only shot down 3 aircraft since 1967, one being a Tu-154 airliner, the other being the RuAF Il-20M in Syria. It’d be wondeful would a F-35 been shot down, no matter whose : we propose a much better product which demolished 8 S-200 battalions in Libya,2011, and more recently, again in Libya, Turkish air defenses. With the number of ageing F-16 and F-15 Israel will have to replace, nothing… Read more »

Jonny Lahdo
Jonny Lahdo
2020-08-27 11:10
Reply to  Daeshbags Sux

The problem with Syria engaging Israel is that Syrian AD (Mainly S-200), does not have the reach to hit F-35 as Israel uses the F-35 maximum engagement distance, which means it flies outside S-200 engagement distance. The S-300 would be able to engage F-35 that Israel flies, especially when they fire from Lebanon and Israeli border, but because Syria lacks any integrated air defence, the S-300 would be a sitting duck and probably destroyed right after

k1llajevv
k1llajevv
2020-08-28 01:55

wipe israhell from the face of the earth

Daeshbags Sux
Daeshbags Sux
2020-08-28 04:21
Reply to  k1llajevv

Be careful what you wish for : Israel has what it takes to make the whole MENA a radioactive parking lot for the next centuries… They wouldn’t be the only ones to be wiped, moreover, as long you don’t mess with them, they won’t mess with you. If you don’t like the Jews (do you even know any of them?), you’re not forced to interact, just ignore them and lead a happy life.
There are more interesting aircraft than F-35 on market any way : UAE can get Rafale which is way more efficient