Egypt at Risk of U.S. Sanctions Over Purchase of Russian Fighter Jets, U.S. Official Says

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Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi attends a military ceremony in Paris, November 26, 2014.
Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sissi. Credit: CHARLES PLATIAU/REUTERS

Egypt's purchase of Russian fighter jets puts it at risk of U.S. sanctions and endangers future acquisitions of U.S. equipment, a U.S. state department official said on Monday.

Egypt is aware of those risks, U.S. Assistant Secretary for Political-Military Affairs R. Clarke Cooper said at the Dubai Airshow.