A historic decision, a great strengthening of the anti-Turkish alliance was made recently in the US, to deliver 50 state-of-the-art aircraft to the United Arab Emirates!
The recent decision can be described as historic, since the reactions expressed by Israel were bent, with the result that 50 F-35 fighter jets will be delivered to the United Arab Emirates.
The United Arab Emirates, with which Greece maintains close defense cooperation and has proceeded to joint exercises, results to greater strength of the the anti-Turkish alliance.
This development becomes even more important if we consider that Turkey was going to receive 100 aircraft of this type, but with a decision of the Senate, it has stopped any discussion on this issue. Since there’s the rapprochement between United Arab Emirates and Israel, the balance in the region has been upset at the expense of Turkey.
Israel had initially opposed the sale of the F-35s to Arab countries, but last year withdrew its objections after receiving assurances from the United States that it would maintain its military supremacy in the region. “We all face a common threat,” said Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, referring apparently to Iran.
The F-35s for the Emirates will be delivered with priority.