U.S. Senate does not block government arms sales to UAE

In November, the government led by Republican president Donald Trump agreed to sell 50 F-35 fighters and other equipment to the UAE, informing Congress of the arms sales plan. Three senators then launched a draft resolution to try to stop arms sales. < / P > < p > in a procedural vote on the 9th, the Senate controlled by the Republican Party, with 47 votes in favor and 49 votes against, called to stop discussing the draft resolution to prevent the sale of F-35 to the United Arab Emirates, with 46 votes in favor and 50 votes against, called to stop discussing the draft resolution to sell armed UAVs to the United Arab Emirates. < / P > < p > according to the trump administration, the arms sales plan is recognition of the deepening of us Arab relations and can deter the Iranian threat. However, in the view of some senators, the arms sales plan is too hasty to ensure that such weapons will not fall into the hands of criminals or trigger instability in the Middle East, and may challenge Israel’s “military advantage” in the Middle East. In addition, some senators are dissatisfied with the UAE’s military intervention in Yemen. The draft resolution voted by the Senate on September 9 was sponsored by two senators and one Republican. Chris Murphy, one of the sponsors, said he looked forward to working with the new government to “carefully review the arms sales package before any weapons delivery is completed I’m not saying that we should not do business with the UAE in the field of security, but many issues remain unresolved… ”