U.S. sells arms to Qatar, complicating Gulf dispute

HARI SREENIVASAN, PBS NEWSHOUR WEEKEND ANCHOR: This week, the Trump administration signed a $12 billion deal to sell the Persian Gulf nation of Qatar three dozen F-15 fighter jets made by Boeing. The deal comes a week after President Trump labeled Qatar a funder of terrorism in the Middle East. For that reason, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and other Arab nations have severed diplomatic ties with Qatar and imposed an economic boycott.

Yet, Qatar has also been a key U.S. ally, with the largest...

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