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Qatar says fighter jets deal shows deep U.S. support

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By Tom FinnDOHA (Reuters) - A $12 billion deal to buy U.S. F-15 fighter jets shows Qatar has deep-rooted support from Washington, a Qatari official said on Thursday, despite President Donald Trump's repeated accusations that Doha supports terrorism.Qatar is facing a severe economic and diplomatic boycott by Saudi Arabia and its regional allies who cut ties last week, in the worst rift among Gulf Arab states in years. They accuse Qatar of funding terrorism, fomenting regional unrest and cosying up to their enemy Iran, all of which Qatar denies.The fighter jet deal came amid increased diplomacy ...

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First Published: Fri, June 16 2017. 02:18 IST
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