Not sure whether this is fake news or an event from an earlier visit …
A Qatari diplomat posted a social media photo showing Wednesday’s signing ceremony involving
Qatar’s defense minister Khalid al-Attiyah and US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis.
“The $12-billion sale will give Qatar a state-of-the-art capability and increase security cooperation
and inter-operability between the United States and Qatar,” the Pentagon said in a statement.
The Pentagon on Thursday also deployed two warships to waters off Qatar.
Mattis formerly oversaw US Central Command whose forward operating base is the vast al-Udeid Air Base in Qatar – a hub for the international campaign against the so-called “Islamic State” (IS) in Syria and Iraq.
“Our militaries are like brothers. America’s support for Qatar is deep-rooted and not easily influenced by political changes,” said an unnamed Qatari official in Doha, according to the news agency Reuters.
Donald J. Trump ✔ @realDonaldTrump
During my recent trip to the Middle East I
stated that there can no longer be funding
of Radical Ideology. Leaders pointed to Qatar – look!
2:06 PM - 6 Jun 2017
Official Source at #MOFA: the Perpetrators of the Electronic Piracy against #QNA website will be prosecuted! [May 24, 2017]
BooMan’s fp story …
My recent diaries …