US, Qatar sign $12b fighterjet deal amid crisis

Dhaka,  Thu,  24 August 2017
Published : 15 Jun 2017, 18:21:13 | Updated : 15 Jun 2017, 18:23:47
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US, Qatar sign $12b fighterjet deal amid crisis

US, Qatar sign $12b fighterjet deal amid crisis
A deal between the United States and Qatar for F-15 fighter jets and a visit by two American warships to Doha are showing the vital military links Washington maintains to the country now at the centre of a dispute with Arab nations, according to The Hindu.

Qatar is home to 10,000 American troops and a major US military base. Qatar said it had signed a $12 billion deal for the fighter jets. In November, the US military announced a similar fighter jet deal for $21.1 billion. It’s unclear if they are the same deal. 

Meanwhile, Cmdr. Bill Urban of the US Navy’s 5th Fleet told The Associated Press that the USS Chinook, a coastal patrol ship, and US Coast Guard Cutter Baranof were in Doha for “a routine port visit” on Thursday.

Qatar is home to 10,000 American troops and a major US military base.

(compiled By Rafiqul Islam)

 
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