CORKER STATEMENT ON U.S. SALE OF F-16 AIRCRAFT TO PAKISTAN

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WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today made the following statement regarding his vote to permit Pakistan’s purchase of F-16 aircraft from the United States. In a procedural vote today, the Senate prevented a resolution that would block the sale from advancing.
“I continue to oppose any taxpayer dollars being used at this time to support this sale given that Pakistan is providing safe haven to terrorist groups and refusing to target the Haqqani network, which attacks U.S. troops and threatens the future of Afghanistan,” said Corker.