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By Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com
With its recently-announced $3.5 billion deal to buy weapons from Russia, Cairo has undoubtedly undermined the U.S. Middle East policy and strategy.
Though the agreement is preliminary, it is expected to face no major obstacles in the final delivery of the arms, including MiG-25 fighter jets, S-300 and S-400 air defense missile systems, and unspecified types of submarines.
The U.S. froze several arms programs with Egypt after Gen. Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi’s coup to overthrow the Muslim Brotherhood President Muhammad Morsi .
When El-Sisi decided to run for presidency himself, Washington appeared to be lukewarm. That’s when Vladimir Putin saw an opportunity to drive a wedge between Cairo and Washington.
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