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This is proof that US institutions are with us: Qatar on fighter jets deal

A European diplomat in the Gulf said the timing of the deal appeared coincidental

Reuters  |  Doha 

A $12 billion deal to buy Boeing F-15 US fighter jets shows Qatar has deep-rooted support from Washington, a Qatari official said on Thursday, adding that its rift with some other Arab states had not hurt the US relationship with Doha. Qatar is facing a severe economic and diplomatic boycott by Saudi Arabia and its regional allies who cut ties last week, accusing it of funding terrorist groups, a charge Doha denies. US President Donald Trump has repeatedly echoed the accusations against Qatar, even as his Defense and State Departments have tried to remain neutral in the dispute ...

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First Published: Thu, June 15 2017. 16:15 IST