United States Senator, Jim Risch, has added the last signature needed to progress a deal which will see the sale of Lockheed Martin Corp’s F-35 fighter jets to Greece.
According to Ekathimerini, the deal was green-lighted by the Chair of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, US Senator Bob Menendez, in February.
Since then, it has also secured the approval of Republican co-chair Michael McCaul and of Gregory Meeks, the ranking Democrat on the committee. Mr Risch was the last to give his approval.
Now that the consensus of all four officials has been obtained, the US government will formally notify Congress of the sale of F-35s to Greece, and from there, the prescribed procedure for the ratification of the defence contract will be followed.