This video from the USA says about itself:
Trump Accuses Qatar Of Terrorism, IMMEDIATELY Sells Them Weapons
25 June 2017
If a nation is sponsoring terrorism, maybe you shouldn’t sell them billions in military hardware. John Iadarola, Michael Shure, and Mark Thompson, hosts of The Young Turks, discuss.
“The tiny Persian Gulf nation of Qatar is embroiled in a massive diplomatic crisis with Saudi Arabia and other close US allies. The Trump administration openly accuses it of sponsoring terrorism. So why did Washington just finalize a $12 billion arms deal that could give Qatar some of the most powerful military fighter jets on the planet?
The deal was in the works for a while — it’s actually part of a larger $21 billion agreement made back in November 2016, in the waning weeks of the Obama administration. This portion of the pact, a $12 billion deal for 36 F-15 planes, was signed by Defense Secretary James Mattis on Wednesday so contracting actions could begin.
The move is particularly striking because it comes while the Trump administration publicly struggles to figure out how to handle the wealthy nation, which houses one of the largest American military bases in the Middle East … .”
Read more here.
Qatar diplomatic crisis: what are Trump’s financial links to the region? Here.
The 10-day ultimatum delivered last week by Saudi Arabia and its allies—Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain—to Qatar has dramatically escalated their confrontation with the tiny Persian Gulf state, raising the prospect of military conflict: here.
Gulf confrontation worsens as deadline looms for Saudi ultimatum to Qatar: here.
Just days before the G20 summit in Hamburg, and in the midst of the Qatar crisis, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel traveled to the Arabian Peninsula: here.
Gulf crisis poised to escalate as Saudi-led Qatar ultimatum expires: here.
Middle East: Top Trump fundraiser received cash from UAE adviser ‘to push anti-Qatar laws through Congress’: here.
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Monday 26th June 2017
posted by Morning Star in World
TURKISH President Recep Tayyip Erdogan rejected a list of demands from leading Arab states ordering him to withdraw his country’s troops from blockaded Qatar.
The pull-out is one of 13 demands contained in an ultimatum from Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain and Egypt delivered on Thursday by mediating nation Kuwait.
Mr Erdogan called the demand “disrespectful” and the whole ultimatum “an attack against a state’s sovereignty rights.”
UAE Foreign Minister Anwar Gargash claimed the goal of the blockade was not “regime change” but a “behavioural change.”
This was rejected by Qatar’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs which argued that the blockade has nothing to do with combatting terrorism but is about “limiting Qatar’s sovereignty, and outsourcing our foreign policy.”
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Wednesday 12th July 2017
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THE dispute between Qatar and its neighbours took another twist yesterday as the Gulf state made a counterterrorism deal with the US.
Qatari Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani signed the memorandum of understanding with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who flew into Doha that morning.
Mr Tillerson’s senior adviser RC Hammond said the deal outlines future efforts the country can take to “fortify its fight against terrorism and actively address terrorism funding issues.”
Last month Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt imposed a blockade on Qatar over alleged support for terrorist groups and friendly relations with Riyadh’s rival Iran.
They issued a 13-point ultimatum of demands — including closing Qatar-based news network Al Jazeera.
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