US warns Egypt of sanctions after purchase of Russian warplanes

It has been reported in the Wall Street Journal that the US  State and Defence departments have sent a joint letter to Egypt’s government warning of potential sanctions following Egypt’s decision to purchase Russian jets. The letter says that Egypt risks sanctions under the Countering America’s Adversaries through Sanctions Act (CAATSA), which prohibits purchases of Russian military equipment, and that …

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About Michael O'Kane

Michael O'Kane

Michael was called to the Bar in 1992 and prior to joining Peters & Peters was a senior specialist prosecutor at the Crown Prosecution Service Headquarters (CPS). He was a key member of a small specialist unit responsible for the prosecution of serious and high-profile fraud, terrorist,...

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