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US threatens Egypt with sanctions over Russian Su-35 purchases

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The United States warned Egypt of the imposition of sanctions against it in the case of the purchase of Russian Su-35 fighters. According to the newspaper Wall Street Journal, this threat was contained in a joint letter from the Pentagon and the US State Department sent to the Egyptian authorities.


The publication claims that in a letter signed by the head of the US State Department, Mike Pompeo and US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper, "convincing" arguments are given for refusing a deal with Russia to purchase Su-35 fighters from it. Pompeo and Esper directly threatened the Minister of Defense of Egypt with the introduction of sanctions and denial of US military assistance.

A new major deal with Russia will at least complicate the future exchange of military information with the United States and US military assistance to Egypt

- the newspaper cites an excerpt from the text of the letter at its disposal.

The Pentagon personally warned the commander of the Egyptian Air Force about the undesirable consequences of the deal, the publication claims. Moreover, the receipt of the letter coincided with a visit to Cairo by Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu.

Earlier in April this year, information appeared about the conclusion of a deal between Russia and Egypt to supply the latter with Su-35 fighters, although there was no official announcement about this. As the newspaper Kommersant wrote with reference to its sources, the agreement on the supply of “over two dozen vehicles” and about $ 2 billion worth of aviation weapons to them came into force at the end of 2018, and deliveries themselves can begin as early as 2020 –2021 years.
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  1. Spartanez300
    Spartanez300 15 November 2019 09: 20 New
    +17
    The Egyptians send these non-people to hell with their threats, now it has become fashionable. And advise them to shove their military “help” to hell, some countries have already overwhelmed this “help” in abundance. You need to compete for the market in a fair fight if there is a quality product, and not through threats and sanctions.
    1. Civil
      Civil 15 November 2019 09: 23 New
      +12
      Unfair competition. Under the cover of chatter, cut contracts.
      1. tihonmarine
        tihonmarine 15 November 2019 10: 08 New
        +6
        Quote: Civil
        Unfair competition. Under the cover of chatter, cut contracts.

        It used to be called when the world was bipolar. Then diplomatic casuistry was conducted, it was necessary to do everything beautifully so that the mosquito would not undermine the nose. And now why is this needed, immediately “We declare sanctions” and the competitor is removed. In our village there was a bazaar, but there was no market on the Cossack side, and they traded with us, but in the fall when the cattle were slaughtered, birds created competition. And then our aunts went to Mitka (a man for 2 meters tall and a fist like my head) and he came to the market for the corresponding reward with liquid currency and twisted his fists in front of his nose (it didn’t reach the beat) and the competitors left for the river. That our Mitka, that Uncle Sam, did not differ from each other, but now they are simply bolder than steel.
        1. alexmach
          alexmach 15 November 2019 11: 18 New
          +12
          That our Mitka, that Uncle Sam, were no different from each other, but now they’ve just become bolder

          no. Here things are completely different. The Americans need a contract for 2 squadrons of 4-generation aircraft so ... but not at all. They try to play a dirty trick first. Each failed contract reduces the production load, reduces the size of the series of which the aircraft are manufactured. Ideally, they want to bury the Russian defense industry. Well, or create for her as many problems in development in the long term as possible squeezing the markets available to her as much as possible.
          1. tihonmarine
            tihonmarine 15 November 2019 11: 44 New
            +1
            Quote: alexmach
            Ideally, they want to bury the Russian defense industry.

            And this is done without a twinge of conscience with Anglo-Saxon rudeness.
      2. Sandor Clegane
        Sandor Clegane 15 November 2019 10: 55 New
        +1
        Quote: Civil
        Under the cover of chatter, cut contracts.

        and the Egyptians will bend or not? it will be interesting to see
      3. knn54
        knn54 15 November 2019 11: 35 New
        +2
        Only Russian weapons will save from chaos.
        China, Indonesia bought the Su-35. So what?
        There is evidence that under sanctions you can live up to a hundred years
        1. tihonmarine
          tihonmarine 15 November 2019 11: 46 New
          0
          Quote: knn54
          There is evidence that under sanctions you can live up to a hundred years

          Since the formation of the USSR, we have been living under them all the time. We’ve lived a hundred years and we’ll live another hundred years.
    2. bouncyhunter
      bouncyhunter 15 November 2019 09: 23 New
      +16
      The United States warned Egypt of sanctions against the purchase of Russian Su-35 fighters

      Amerz's favorite horror story is sanctions. Bored, girls ...
    3. Greg Miller
      Greg Miller 15 November 2019 09: 24 New
      +6
      Egypt is not so easy to do, the "Arab spring" is still sitting in memory ...
    4. strannik1985
      strannik1985 15 November 2019 09: 36 New
      +3
      This is not a threat, but indignation laughing The Egyptians have long been sucked by the Americans or their allies, for example, the main fighter Air Force-F-16, the main tank-M1A1, BTR-M113A2. It’s just that before, arms purchases from the “wrong” countries were looked through with their fingers.
    5. Alexander Petrov1
      Alexander Petrov1 15 November 2019 11: 28 New
      0
      Usa has an old song about the main thing.
  2. Thunderbolt
    Thunderbolt 15 November 2019 09: 21 New
    +8
    Strengthening the Egyptian Air Force may threaten the superiority of the Israeli Air Force in the region. There is not only a desire to “annoy” Russia, but also IT.
    P.S. Hands off the gray pyramids
    Striped wild tribe! am
    1. Nycomed
      Nycomed 15 November 2019 09: 29 New
      +6
      Egypt and Israel have a peace treaty. Neither Egypt nor Israel violate it, there is no reason.
      1. Thunderbolt
        Thunderbolt 15 November 2019 09: 33 New
        +4
        I know, but the contract is such a thing that they are sometimes torn. Not you, not I will not be able to accurately predict the development of events in the region, even for 2-3 years in advance. A plane like the Su-35 is an investment in defense for at least a decade.
        1. Nycomed
          Nycomed 15 November 2019 09: 36 New
          0
          Israel over the supply of Egypt to the Su-35 does not tear his hair. They will ask the United States for an additional amount of F-35 and the balance of forces will be maintained,
          1. Thunderbolt
            Thunderbolt 15 November 2019 10: 00 New
            +5
            But there is no balance. For balance / balance / power, the United States will have to give Egypt F-35 at the expense of military assistance. But they will not do it.
            Israel does not have a rubber budget. 10 / and in the future and more! / Su-35 at hand --- this, under certain circumstances, can become such a problem that you can’t cover it with an extra squadron --- it’s a small country, has no depth of front, all important objects Reachable to potential adversaries, the main factor is overwhelming superiority and time. Therefore, it conducts such a policy together with the United States --- the armies of neighboring states must be controlled, or they must be disorganized and not have high-tech heavy weapons in service / Syria is a prime example /.
            Therefore, opposing the supply of the Su-35 to Egypt, the United States is not only trying to maintain its niche in the arms market, but is also protecting the security of its closest ally. The price of the question is incredibly high. This is the Suez Canal. The United Kingdom and the United States systematically pursued a policy of capturing the nodal points of the oceans and, hiding under a variety of distracting causes, protect them in every way. Egypt escaped from the American team and the American marines are not slow to trample the Sinai sand.
            1. Nycomed
              Nycomed 15 November 2019 21: 43 New
              -1
              Complete nonsense. The United States maintains a balance between Egypt and Israel, and it’s complete! The Suez Canal has controlled Israel since 1967. to 1980 If necessary, will control more. Only in figs does he (channel) need Israel? And the "Sinai Sand" Egyptians "stomp" together with the Jews, exterminating the "barmaley" and neither the US nor the Russian Federation surrendered to them in FIG.
  3. evgen1221
    evgen1221 15 November 2019 09: 25 New
    +5
    Write letters more often and more strictly, you look at our and Chinese armaments countries will begin to move en masse.))) That, in light of the inadequacy of reality, the wave of light shines on Amers.
  4. evgen1221
    evgen1221 15 November 2019 09: 25 New
    0
    Write letters more often and more strictly, you look at our and Chinese armaments, countries will begin to move en masse.))) That, in light of the inadequacy of reality, the Amers are completely shining.
  5. strannik1985
    strannik1985 15 November 2019 09: 25 New
    0
    Rzhu, Mr. Pompeo, last year announced the allocation of $ 1,2 billion to Egypt by military assistance to Egypt (the entire United States allocated $ 1948 billion to Egypt from 2013 to 73,1, including $ 41,8 billion)laughing
  6. Alexey-74
    Alexey-74 15 November 2019 09: 25 New
    +5
    Blackmail next. The USA, as repeat offenders, only does that they threaten everything and everywhere, but they would take everything and send striped people to hell.
  7. Amateur
    Amateur 15 November 2019 09: 28 New
    +3
    A little more and mattresses will begin to impose sanctions on their own. For example, Democrats will announce sanctions to Republicans for the fact that D. Trump won the election, and in addition he caught a family of Biden on bribes. Democrats will fundamentally refuse to go to the same toilets as the Republicans.
    I will not sit down with you on the same field!

    repeat
  8. Masha
    Masha 15 November 2019 09: 29 New
    +8
    and who else did the states not threaten? step to the left, step to the right of the state line - sanctions! sanctions! and again sanctions !!! yes
  9. 1976AG
    1976AG 15 November 2019 09: 34 New
    +2
    So like Egypt has signed a contract to purchase 50 MiG-35. Or Su-35 too?
    1. Spartanez300
      Spartanez300 15 November 2019 09: 44 New
      +4
      "As Vedomosti was told by two sources in the Russian defense industry, contracts totaling more than $ 3 billion have already been initialed or signed for purchases of MiG-29M / M2 fighters, several types of air defense systems, Mi-35 helicopters, anti-ship coastal systems, various ammunition and light weapons.
      1. 1976AG
        1976AG 15 November 2019 09: 47 New
        +6
        On August 31, 2019, a contract for the supply of 2019 MiG-50s to Egypt was signed at MAKS-35.
        1. The comment was deleted.
  10. ochakow703
    ochakow703 15 November 2019 09: 35 New
    +6
    It’s just monsters, not people. They indicate to everyone - what and how to do ... It's time to put them in a stall. And you need to send on an erotic journey regularly.
  11. rocket757
    rocket757 15 November 2019 09: 53 New
    +5
    US threatens Egypt with sanctions over Russian Su-35 purchases

    Well, what about them, absolutely byady with their planes ??? Nobody wants to buy?
    It seems that the State Department of Stripes on the contents of the corporation Boeing, Lockheed ???
    Cool they are “wing screws”, to their “partners” and others, they began to turn!
    1. mvg
      mvg 16 November 2019 01: 13 New
      0
      Striped solid contracts for f-35 for 3000+ sides, and still have f-18 and f-15. Well, a civilian Boeing, it's 100 airliners a year. Plus transporters, tankers, platforms.
      PS: How much do IL or Tu build there per year? 2 or 3?
      1. Liam
        Liam 16 November 2019 01: 26 New
        -1
        Quote: mvg
        Well, a civilian Boeing, it's 100 airliners a year.

        The American concern Boeing delivered to customers 763 aircraft in 2017
        1. rocket757
          rocket757 16 November 2019 09: 06 New
          0
          The question is - why do the striped so push up and strive to displace our weapons from everywhere?
          This is BJ Well, for good reason!
        2. mvg
          mvg 16 November 2019 11: 33 New
          -2
          I am figuratively. Loses only to Airbes. But this, together with business jets, large 737, 747, about a hundred or so. It’s hard to take a closer look at your free time. But IL-76-400 for rent by the piece. Like a submarine ...
  12. Andrey Chistyakov
    Andrey Chistyakov 15 November 2019 09: 54 New
    -1
    Egypt will wait. Why is it worse than Turkey?
    You look, Trump will offer 200 billion after the threats ?!
  13. Maks1995
    Maks1995 15 November 2019 09: 55 New
    -1
    But interestingly, our prndupredel about sanctions, if not purchased?
  14. askort154
    askort154 15 November 2019 10: 02 New
    +2
    Americans are overwhelming. In international politics, they behave like hooligan boys in a sandbox. Sanctions are thrown like sand - at all who do not want to play with them: Russia, Iran, North Korea, Syria, Venezuela, Vietnam, not to mention the EU
    and China. Now scare Turkey and Egypt. At this pace, over the course of XNUMX years, they will remain alone in the sandbox and without squeak. yes
  15. Zaurbek
    Zaurbek 15 November 2019 10: 30 New
    +2
    Egypt will bend ..... they receive, like Israel, $ 3 billion / year and they are also sponsored by the Saudis .... but they themselves have no money.
  16. Lesorub
    Lesorub 15 November 2019 10: 37 New
    +2
    A new major deal with Russia will at least complicate the future exchange of military information with the United States and US military assistance to Egypt

    As the States became nervous, the Hegemon in their repertoire, it is hard to recognize the significant increase in Russian arms exports.
  17. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 15 November 2019 10: 45 New
    +2
    US threatens Egypt with sanctions
    Today it’s hard to remember who the Americans didn’t threaten with sanctions or who they didn’t introduce. This is "fair competition" in the US and the pressure to change the regime in an objectionable country has already become an American trend. It remains to wait for the bulk of the world to impose or lay something on the United States.
  18. Berkut24
    Berkut24 15 November 2019 10: 48 New
    +4
    Previously, the line was drawn for the Americans, but now there are threats to those who do not want to buy. How fast the world is changing.
  19. Aliken
    Aliken 15 November 2019 10: 50 New
    0
    Empty threats. Turkey was also scared, and then a deal was offered, the Americans would not quarrel with Egypt, so as not to lose it.
  20. Wolf
    Wolf 15 November 2019 10: 52 New
    +3
    Sanctions or for the example of a sea blockade or blockade of the shipping routes without the consent of the UN Security Council is actually a WAR AGGRESSION against an independent state! Threatening sanctions is the same as threatening WAR! Sanctions on a small state have consequences, as do NUCLEAR BLOWS! Industry is completely destroyed, because there is no physical destruction of objects. Play sanctioned prelude in a hot war! The United States has practically been at war with China, Russia for a long time, and has threatened Turkey, etc. USA ALREADY ALREADY IN WAR FROM THE WORLD PAUL! YOURSELVES SHOULD BE CALLED BY YOUR REAL NAME !!!
    Is it strange that Russia or China at the UN no longer proposed a resolution that sanctions without UN consent are ANNOUNCEMENT OF WAR OR AGGRESSION AGAINST AN INDEPENDENT STATE?
    Do not forget that the United States forced Japan to war by a sea blockade, or according to the modern language for the sex of idiots "SANCTIONS".
    Mayhem USA no longer has the least! In fact, they turned into the most aggressive BARBAR STATE, which has no connection with international society! This psychotic behavior matures beyond the madhouse, the world must be taken to the least extent against this sick state, or they will destroy the whole world!

    There is no problem for the psychotic to use MORTAL FORCE against another person, just as the use of US military force against another state.
    THEY ARE PAINFUL AND OCHIM, doctors and medicines are needed for the USA
  21. dinis
    dinis 15 November 2019 11: 04 New
    +3
    The SU-35 and S-400 are future bestsellers on the global arms market. Americans are nervous, but with these sanctions they still probably don't advertise these planes freely.
  22. Alien From
    Alien From 15 November 2019 11: 07 New
    0
    Aggressive mattress marketing is evident. The striped homeland of hucksters, soon for rejecting the McDonald's, defenseless countries will take the sanction show off ....
  23. Alexey from Perm
    Alexey from Perm 15 November 2019 11: 11 New
    +3
    Here it is the "invisible hand of the market"))
    1. Souchastnik
      Souchastnik 15 November 2019 12: 41 New
      0
      Here it is the "invisible hand of the market"))

      If they have the F-35 as "invisible" as the hand of the market, then they have nothing to do with ice laughing
  24. Manager
    Manager 15 November 2019 11: 35 New
    0
    Well damn, if only they would have written when the Egyptians were opened for tourists, the Red Sea would be at sea ....
  25. Thompson
    Thompson 15 November 2019 17: 24 New
    -1
    Mdaaa. There is a third world ... Economic! To be afraid by force. have decided. how with the USSR ... strangle financially
  26. valeryb
    valeryb 15 November 2019 17: 47 New
    -1
    Well, again, you have to deliver planes for a gratuitous loan. Yeh what a rake.