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France Inks Jet Sale To Egypt As Cairo Bombs Is - Yahoo News

Egypt bombs Islamic State <a href=my company targets in Libya after 21 Egyptians beheaded' /> Paris is also eyeing possible deals with Qatar and Malaysia. "There is a psychological barrier that has been broken down," Trappier said in an interview with French business daily Les Echos. "In terms of our image, it will help us get over the line in other countries," he said. Attempts to sell the jet to countries such as South Korea, Singapore, Morocco, Switzerland and Brazil have seen the Rafale lose out to its foreign competitors. Despite the cheering in Paris, the agreed sale has sparked fury from some groups over perceived human rights abuses in Egypt. Amnesty International attacked the decision to sell the 24 jets and a frigate to a nation it accused of "alarming" abuses. Others have accused Paris of double standards for freezing its delivery of two Mistral-class warships to Russia over the Ukraine crisis but going ahead with the Egypt deal. Sisi was elected .. [read more] in May 2014 with 96.91 percent of the vote a year after toppling the country's first freely elected leader, Islamist Mohamed Morsi.
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