U.S. Threatens Egypt With Sanctions

WASHINGTON (Middle East Eye) -- Egypt's purchase of Russian fighter jets puts it at risk of U.S. sanctions and endangers future acquisitions of United States-made equipment, a State Department official has said.
Cairo is aware of those risks, US Assistant Secretary for Political-Military Affairs R Clarke Cooper said at the Dubai Airshow on Monday. On Friday, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported that the warning had come in a letter sent last week from U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary of Defense Mark Esper urging Egypt’s defense minister to cancel a deal to buy Russian Su-35 warplanes.