Trump Accuses Qatar of Bankrolling Terrorism, Then Sells Them Weapons

POTUS Once Again At Odds With His Own Administration

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“The US has signed a $12bn deal to supply dozens of F-15 jets to Qatar, despite recent high-profile claims by President Donald Trump alleging Qatar’s ‘high-level funding’ of terrorism,” The Guardian reports.

“Trump has repeatedly echoed the accusations against Qatar, despite attempts by his defence secretary, James Mattis, and secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, to offer a more neutral and nuanced position.”

“The nation of Qatar has unfortunately been a funder of terrorism, and at a very high level,” said Trump.

“Despite Trump’s remarks, Pentagon and state department officials have moved to reassure the emirate, home to the largest US airbase in the Middle East and the command headquarters for US military operations in the region.”

 

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