US sells F-15 fighter jets to Qatar in $12B arms deal despite Trump accusations

DOHA, June 15 (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 cozying up to their enemy Iran, all of which Qatar denies.

Source: US sells F-15 fighter jets to Qatar in $12B arms deal despite Trump accusations

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