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Amid Gulf rift, Qatar signs $12 billion deal to buy F-15 jets from US

The sale will increase security cooperation and interoperability between the United States and Qatar

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Qatar's Ministry of Defense said on Wednesday the country signed a deal to buy F-15 fighter jets from the United States for $12 billion. The deal was completed despite the Gulf country being criticised recently by US President Donald Trump for supporting terrorism. US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and representatives from Qatar were set to meet Wednesday to seal the agreement, a source familiar with the deal told Reuters. Bloomberg News reported the deal was for 36 jets. The sale will increase security cooperation and interoperability between the US and Qatar, the Pentagon ...

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First Published: Thu, June 15 2017. 08:33 IST
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