The U.S. administration has decided to reduce the annual military aid provided to Israel by $ 175 million, representing 5% of the annual aid of 3.1 billion dollars.
Reductions occur in the framework of the program of Barack Obama's budget cuts.
The Government of the Jewish State has decided not to ask the U.S. government on the allocation of military aid to Israel in a particular item is not subject to reduction. According to the Israeli ambassador to the U.S. Michael Oren Jerusalem to make such a request to Washington, as Israel is willing to lend a shoulder and take some of the burden.
It is reported that the reduction in military aid to Israel will affect the ability to acquire ultra-modern aircraft, which were to be purchased in 2016. It is about 16 planes «F-35." There will also be canceled part of joint exercises IDF and the U.S. Army.
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