International Business Times quotes South Asia Center Nonresident Senior Fellow Claude Rakisits on the future of a potential sale of F-16 jets to Pakistan:

While the F-16 sale could still go through, it’s unlikely that the White House will fight Congress over it, claimed Claude Rakisits, a nonresident senior fellow the Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center.

“The sale of the F-16s is not looking promising,” Rakisits said. “And if the sale of the F-16s has now effectively stalled in a Senate dominated by the generally Pakistan-friendly Republican Party, I would have thought that such a sale to go ahead in a possible Democratic-majority Senate following the 2016 congressional elections would be even more unlikely.”

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