Israel does not want to see Russian or Chinese military equipment in service with neighboring Egypt


Israel is calling on the Joseph Biden administration to approve the supply of F-15 fighter jets to Egypt to replace the Russian Su-35s that Moscow promised to Cairo under a 2018 deal.


Egypt agreed to cooperate with Russia, since the United States at one time refused to sell the F-15 to the Egyptians because of Cairo's violations of human rights. However, then US President Donald Trump threatened Egypt with sanctions in the event of the delivery of Russian fighters, so three dozen Su-35s remained in Russia.

Currently, due to the anti-Russian measures imposed on Moscow after the start of the special operation in Ukraine, the Egyptians are seriously thinking about an alternative to the Su-35, which could be the American F-15.

Such a deal is also supported in Israel, which does not want to see Chinese and Russian aircraft in service with neighboring Egypt. Tel Aviv is concerned about tense relations between Egypt and the United States and believes that strengthening bilateral ties between the United States and Egypt is in Israel's interests.

At the same time, the US State Department believes that Washington's military assistance to Cairo is an important part of the strategic partnership between the countries and supports Egypt's important role in ensuring regional stability.
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  1. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) 28 March 2022 17: 01
    +5
    Probably it is necessary to go towards Israel and sell the "Egyptian" fighters to Iran.
    1. EMMM Offline EMMM
      EMMM 29 March 2022 00: 07
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      Isn't it easier to give to Syria? And the war from the Middle East will go away.
      1. 123 Offline 123
        123 (123) 29 March 2022 04: 52
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        Isn't it easier to give to Syria? And the war from the Middle East will go away.

        Probably not easier. First, the freebie corrupts. The USSR bestowed half the world, but what's the point?
        Secondly, there are enough Russian fighters in Syria that they need to cover themselves if necessary. But they did not sign up to protect the Iranians. They have long been hinted that it is time to return home, but they do not heed. Let them buy and cover themselves.
        And finally, fighters in Syria will not stop the war. It's not just about Israel, especially since they mostly tumble with the Iranians there.
    2. Stanislav Bykov Offline Stanislav Bykov
      Stanislav Bykov (Stanislav) 29 March 2022 00: 30
      +1
      There was infa that our VKS will get
      1. 123 Offline 123
        123 (123) 29 March 2022 04: 54
        0
        There was infa that our VKS will get

        Also not a bad option. The plane is good, useful. Only manufacturers will be left without profit.
  2. Art Pilot Offline Art Pilot
    Art Pilot (pilot) 28 March 2022 19: 33
    0
    Few people want what. Who buys, so we sell.
  3. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) 29 March 2022 07: 36
    -1
    Israel is calling on the Joseph Biden administration to approve the supply of F-15 fighter jets to Egypt to replace the Russian Su-35s that Moscow promised to Cairo under a 2018 deal.

    - Crap . - Well, here - again - "Here comes the master (Biden) - Biden will destroy everything!" (sorry - to N.A. Nekrasov)!
    - Damn, our managers don't catch mice at all! - Could, while the "confusion" with the Su-35 is going on - offer Egypt the MiG-35! - Well, it's a cool fighter - you just need to "teach" it properly! - It was necessary to "demonstrate" the MiG-35 in Syria; and in Ukraine too!
    - Damn, our president is surrounded by some clumsy "pseudo businessmen" !!!
  4. Tixiy Offline Tixiy
    Tixiy (Tixiy) April 18 2022 12: 18
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    I wonder why Israel is so nervous about Russian and Chinese technology?