Biden administration puts a hold on Trump’s arms sale to United Arab Emirates

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration has paused several arms sales that were initiated by former President Donald Trump, including a major deal involving F-35 fighter jets for the United Arab Emirates, officials said Wednesday.

The arms sale for the UAE came after it signed an agreement to normalize relations with Israel for the first time, but President Joe Biden’s secretary of state, Antony Blinken, said the administration wants to examine the deal.

NBC Biden administration puts a hold on Trump’s arms sale to United Arab Emirates