Tuesday, November 29, 2022

U.S. State Department Approves $1 Billion Arms Sale To Qatar

President Joe Biden, right, shakes hands with Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani in the Oval Office of the White House, in Washington, Jan. 31, 2022 (AP photo by Alex Brandon).  

Daily Mail: BREAKING NEWS - Biden administration confirms $1 BILLION in arms sales to Qatar at half time during crucial World Cup win over Iran: State Department sends over anti-drone systems in huge package 

The Biden administration on Tuesday approved a $1 billion arms sale to Qatar in a transaction unveiled during halftime of the key World Cup 2022 match in Doha between Iran and the United States. 

The State Department announced it had signed off on Qatar´s purchase of 10 defensive drone systems, 200 interceptors and related equipment just as the second half of the US-Iran game began.  

Qatar, along with other Gulf Arab states, faces threats from Iranian-backed proxies in the region.  

Read more ....

 U.S. State Department Approves $1 Billion Arms Sale To Qatar  

U.S. State Department approves potential anti-drone system sale to Qatar for $1 billion -- Reuters 

US Approves $1 Bn Sale Of Counter-drone Systems To Qatar -- AFP  

U.S. approves $1 billion arms sale to Qatar during USMNT World Cup match -- Qatar


Anonymous said...

This is all about the money. Duh!

It is not like anyone likes Qatar.

Qatar has been punching way above it weight. Why? Is it because they are flush with
oil wealth or something else?

People complain about American involvement in Syria with the Kurds, rebels and jihadists. Well, Qatar may have been the first. Or they may have been taking orders.

When the US pulled out of Iraq in 2011, because Obama did not want the US there and so purposefully flubbed the the SOFA negotiation, the US troops left Iraq and went to the border of Jordan and Syria. Was it out of vengeance (We owe Syria big time for what they have done.) or DC profit?

Anonymous said...

Look at that photo.
What's not to like about a couple of wiseguys making their 10 per cent?

Anonymous said...

And Qatar will continue to fuel China's industry. Surprised nobody in Washington put a stop to this.