November 18, 2019 / 12:17 PM / 23 days ago

RPT-Egypt at risk of U.S. sanctions over purchase of Russian fighter jets -U.S. official

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DUBAI, Nov 18 (Reuters) - Egypt’s purchase of Russian fighter jets puts it at risk of U.S. sanctions and endangers future acquisitions of U.S. equipment, a U.S. state department official said on Monday.

Egypt is aware of those risks, U.S. Assistant Secretary for Political-Military Affairs R. Clarke Cooper said at the Dubai Airshow. (Reporting by Alex Cornwell, writing by Nafisa Eltahir, Editing by Catherine Evans)

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