Arrival of two vessels for joint Naval exercise comes merely days after United states President Trump accused Qatar with ‘funding terrorism’.
Two United states Navy ships arrived at Doha to take part in a joint military exercise with all the Qatari Emiri Navy only days after United states President Donald Trump falsely accused Qatar of being “a funder of terrorism at a extremely high level”.
Qatar hosts the biggest United states military base in the Middle East with more than 11,000 troopers stationed or assigned to al-Udeid Air Base. A lot more than 100 aircraft operate from that point.
Qatar Media Agency (QNA) revealed the arrival of the vessels on Wed, the same day in which Qatar signed a partnership with the purchase of F-15 fighter aircraft from the United states by having an preliminary price of $12bn.
The aircraft invest in had been completed by Qatari Minister of Defense Khalid Al Attiyah and his United states equivalent Jim Mattis in Washington, DC, according to QNA.
The actual purchase “will allow Qatar a state-of-the-art capability and increase protection cooperation as well as interoperability involving the United States and Qatar”, the defence team said in a statement.
It had been uncertain if the arrival of these two warships in Doha had been planned before the Gulf rift or maybe it had been an indication of support through the Pentagon.
Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain and a variety of other countries dismembered relations with Qatar earlier this year, passing the buck to it them encouraging armed groups and Iran – allegations Qatar has continuously invalidated.