USA: Egypt could be sanctioned for purchasing Su-35 aircraft
Today summit between Trump and al-Sisi
Not only China, India and Turkey, but also Egypt risks being subjected to economic sanctions by the United States should it complete the purchase of Sukhoi Su-35 fighter planes from Russia (see AVIONEWS). It was explained to the press by an official of the US Department of State who recalled with the law on the fight against America's enemies through sanctions (CAATSA) would also be applied against Cairo, despite the fact that the US is trying to maintain and improve current political and industrial relations with Egypt.
Already today, however, progress could be made as Donald Trump meets with his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to discuss the Middle East, economic reforms and problems relating to security in the area; but probably the US president will also focus on the issue of new armaments ordered by Egypt.
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