United States considers sale of advanced weapons to Qatar

United States considers sale of advanced weapons to Qatar

Still, Qatar's neighbors are isolating the country, diplomatically and financially.

Trump greeted Qatar's Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani Tuesday.

"We had a decision to make, do we take the easy road or do we finally take a hard but necessary action", Trump said in a news conference on 9 June.

"They also discussed the Gulf Cooperation Council and the importance of de-escalating tensions so all USA partners in the region can work together to ensure regional security and stability", White said.

President Donald Trump is internet hosting the ruling emir of Qatar, the tiny gas-rich nation he as soon as accused of funding terrorism.

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"You've now become a very big advocate, and we appreciate it", Trump told Al-Thani.

The US State Department has given the green light to a $300 million sale of guided missiles to Qatar as Persian Gulf Arab states are stepping up purchasing state-of-the-art weaponry amid their diplomatic standoff. "We are cooperating with the United States of America to stop funding of terrorism around the region". Qatar will also receive 5,000 high explosive warheads for airborne 2.75 inch rockets, along with inert MK66-4 2.75 inch rocket motors and high explosive warhead for airborne 2.75 inch rockets for training in addition to other services and support equipment.

"We do not and we will not tolerate people who fund terrorism". Other Gulf states point to money flows to al Qaeda-affiliated Syrian rebel groups and Shiite militias in Iraq. "The Qatari role is one of the main sources of instability, turmoil and violence in the Arab region, and especially so in Egypt". Qatar denies that cost however has taken steps to deal with US considerations.

Amid the ongoing Gulf states' boycott and mounting scandals, the emir of Qatar will be meeting with President Donald Trump at the White House tomorrow.

Saudi media outlets even reported this week on a proposal to dig a maritime canal along the kingdom's closed border with Qatar, turning the peninsula-nation into an island. "It's actually going to become more hard for him now to give into the humiliating demands of [UAE President] Sheikh Khalifa and Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman".

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