Friday, January 11, 2019

Israel Confirms That It's F-16 Sale To Croatia Was Cancelled Over Washington’s Objections

Israeli Air Force F-16I on the tarmac during the Blue Flag air exercise at the Ovda air force base, north of the Israeli city of Eilat, on November 8, 2017. (Jack Guez/AFP)

Times of Israel: Israel confirms F-16 sale to Croatia nixed over Washington’s objections

Defense Ministry chief apologizes after deal to provide 12 fighter jets for $500m vetoed by Americans, who reportedly demanded Israeli upgrades be rolled back.

The director-general of the Defense Ministry, Udi Adam, apologized to Croatia on Thursday for the collapse of a $500 million deal to sell aging Israeli F-16 Barak fighter jets, after Washington nixed the deal.

“The Defense Ministry places great importance on deepening the cooperation between Israel and Croatia. To that end, we initiated the F-16 [sale], which included Israeli knowhow and technology,” Adam was quoted as saying during meetings Thursday in Zagreb, the Croatian capital.

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More News On Israel Confirming That It's F-16 Sale To Croatia Was Cancelled Over Washington’s Objections

Israel says U.S. blocks its sale of fighter jets to Croatia -- Reuters
Citing 'problems', Israel says sale of F-16s to Croatia dead -- Jerusalem Post
Amid US objections, Croatia scraps F-16 deal with Israel -- JNS
Israel fighter jet sale to Croatia fails after US objections -- YNet News
US, Lockheed Kill Croatia’s F-16 Deal With Israel -- Sputnik

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wait What....?????

Trolls keep saying that Israel runs the US.

This does not fit.