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WASHINGTON: The sale of 36 US F-15 jets to Qatar is โ€œmore of a proceduralโ€ move than a โ€œpoliticalโ€ one, a US defense analyst told Arab News, adding that defense and security ties between Doha and Washington remain integral to American interests.
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and his Qatari counterpart Khalid Al-Attiyah finalized the $12 billion agreement at the Pentagon on Wednesday, following almost a year of negotiations and deliberations that involved the US Congress.
The Pentagon said in a statement that the deal โ€œwill give Qatar a state-of-the-art capability and increase security cooperation and interoperability between the United States and Qatar.โ€
Defense analyst Nicholas A. Heras of the Center for a New American Security said the agreement falls under the category of โ€œlong-running deals that need to be cleared after review by different elements of the US government.โ€
But coming on the heels of the unprecedented spat between Dohaโ€ฆ

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