By Deena Wahba
Colonel Ahmed Mohamed Ali, spokesperson for the Armed Forces, denied a report that stated the Egyptian military purchased weapons from Israel.
The Armed Forces spokesperson was referring to a report by the British Ministry of Defence and published by Haaretz Israeli newspaper, which stated Egypt was involved in Israeli weapon deals.
The British report claimed that Egypt, along with other countries including the United Arab Emirates, Morocco, Algeria and Pakistan, bought weapons and advanced equipment, including drones (unmanned aircrafts), radars, military navigations systems and night-vision devices from Israel in the period between 2008 and 2012.
“The information that was cited in the report and published by Haartez along with other Israeli newspapers, websites and news agencies are not correct,” Ali stated.
“The Egyptian Armed Forces have strict disciplines and regulations regarding arming programmes,” he said.
“The weapons authority of the military and the main branches of the Armed Forces are committed to these disciplines, as well as implementing and revising them at the time of contracting or receiving various arms deals.”
The colonel called on the public to “trust the actions taken by the military” to appropriately engage in weapon deals.