US denies sale of F-16 jet to Egypt in Grapel deal

28.10.2011                      30.Tischrei. 5772                       Rosch Chodesch

Ägypten:

US denies sale of F-16 jet to Egypt in Grapel deal

Ma'an news agency report: US participated in negotiations, worked to sweeten deal over dual US-Israeli citizen Grapel, held on spying charges.

The US on Thursday denied reports that they agreed to sell an F-16 fighter plane to Egypt in connection with the release of Ilan Grapel.
“There is no truth to [these] press reports," a US statement read. "Since 1982, the US government has sold over 220 F16s to Egypt as part of our long standing bilateral defense relationship,” the statement continued….