Qatar’s Ministry of Protection stated on Wednesday the nation signed a deal to purchase F-15 fighter jets from america for $12 billion.
The deal was accomplished regardless of the Gulf nation being criticised lately by US President Donald Trump for supporting terrorism.
US Protection Secretary Jim Mattis and representatives from Qatar have been set to satisfy Wednesday to seal the settlement, a supply acquainted with the deal advised Reuters. Bloomberg Information reported the deal was for 36 jets.
The sale will improve safety cooperation and inter-operability between the US and Qatar, the Pentagon stated in an emailed assertion on Wednesday.
Protection Secretary Mattis and Qatari Minister of State for Protection Affairs Khalid al-Attiyah additionally mentioned the present state of operations towards the Daesh and the significance of de-escalating tensions so all companions within the gulf area can give attention to subsequent steps in assembly widespread objectives, the Pentagon added.
In November, the USA authorised attainable sale of as much as seventy two F-15QA plane to Qatar for $21.1 billion. Boeing Co is the prime contractor on the fighter jet sale to the Center East nation.
Boeing declined to remark.
Trump on Friday accused Qatar of being a “excessive-degree” sponsor of terrorism, probably hindering the US Division of State’s efforts to ease heightening tensions and a blockade of the Gulf nation by Arab states and others.
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