Israel to Announce on Wednesday It Can’t Complete F-16 Sale

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ZAGREB, January 7, 2019 – Israel will not be able to complete the F-16 sale which was signed with Croatia last March, following Washington’s restrictions on the sale deal, Yent, the online edition of Israel’s Yedioth Ahronoth daily, said on Sunday.

Israel’s Defence Ministry Director-General Udi Adam is scheduled to visit Croatia on Wednesday and inform the Croatian Defence Ministry that the deal is cancelled, Ynet said.

Adam plans to apologise to Croatian authorities because Israel cannot complete the deal.

Israel and Croatia signed the 500 million dollar deal for 12 F-16 Barak aircraft, modified Israeli versions of US-made fighter jets. The US, however, approves the transfer to a third party only of aircraft without the Israeli upgrades. Croatia would not agree to that and gave Israel until January 11 to say if it can honour the deal as it was agreed.

More news on the attempted acquisition of the fighter jets can be found in our Politics section.


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