In the coming days, Qatar and the USA will sign the contract for the purchase of 36 military aircraft F-15. The negotiations, in which participated the Minister of defence of the USA James Mattis and his Qatari counterpart Khalid al-Attiyah, concluded in Washington on June 14.
According to the U.S. Department of defense, the deal will amount to 12 billion dollars. «The air force of Qatar will receive the most modern weapons, which will enhance cooperation between the US and Qatar in the sphere of security», — stated in the message.
In 2016, the us Congress voted to sell Qatar 72 combat aircraft, totaling more than $ 21 billion. However, the decision was made to break relations between Qatar and other regional allies: Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates.
We will remind that on June 9 against Qatar addressed the President of the United States Donald trump. He called on the authorities of the Emirate to immediately stop the financing of terrorism, noting that Qatar has historically been a sponsor of terrorists at a very high level.
Just an hour before the performances trump the Secretary of state Rex Tillerson called on Gulf countries to ease the blockade of Qatar, because it hinders the fight against the terrorist organization «Islamic state» and has a negative impact on business relations and trade.
Qatar is the headquarters of the Central command of the armed forces of the United States, whose territory covers the entire middle East region. In the Emirate are based squadron U.S. air force, engaged in military actions against the «Islamic state».
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