Sen. Lee Statement on UAE Arms Sales

December 9, 2020

WASHINGTON – Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) issued the following statement Wednesday after voting against a resolution to disapprove of an arms sale to the United Arab Emirates:

“The signing of the Abraham Accords creates a rare and historic opportunity for diplomacy in the Middle East. The United Arab Emirates – by committing to and taking action to normalize relations with Israel - demonstrates an appetite in the region that seeks stability and peace, and presents a counterbalancing front against the Iranian regime. I believe the arms sale to the UAE under consideration will contribute to this movement in the region, and will allow the United States to continue reducing our military presence throughout the Middle East. Because of these shared strategic goals, I’ve decided to support the proposed arms sale and oppose the resolutions of disapproval considered by Congress today.”