Egypt at risk of US sanctions over purchase of Russian fighter jets: US official

Egypt’s purchase of Russian fighter jets puts it at risk of US sanctions and endangers future acquisitions of US equipment, a US state department official said. (File photo: AP)

Egypt’s purchase of Russian fighter jets puts it at risk of US sanctions and endangers future acquisitions of US equipment, a US state department official said on Monday.

Egypt is aware of those risks, US Assistant Secretary for Political-Military Affairs R. Clarke Cooper said at the Dubai Airshow.

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