Pompeo Says US Will Preserve Israel’s Military Edge in Middle East
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday the United States would continue to ensure Israel enjoyed a military edge in the Middle East under any future US arms deals with the United Arab Emirates.
“The United States has a legal requirement with respect to qualitative military edge. We will continue to honor that,” Pompeo told reporters after a meeting in Jerusalem with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
A US-brokered deal on normalizing relations between Israel and the UAE was announced on Aug. 13.