Qatar frustrated with US slow walking request for buy drones: report

Qatar expresses its frustration at the Biden administration for reportedly slowly walking a request for buy advanced drones from the USA, reported the Wall Street Journal on Sunday.

Qatar’s government has made a formal request for buy four-armed US MQ-9B Predator Drones They Say Will Be Used for supervision of natural gas installations and in to keep an eye on on terrorists in the region.

“The frustration from our perspective is that there is no clear indication why there is a delay on our request,” a Qatari official told the News. “The recent evacuation operations in Afghanistan proves that Qatar is always ready to support his allies and for the purposes of security and stability.”

Qatar has been key ally during the US withdrawal from Afghanistan, where thousands of evacuees and acting as interlocutors with the Taliban.

Qatari and US officials said the drones, die cost estimated $600 million, would make Qatar stronger defensive unit in to be region, according to the Journal.

According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Qatar is the second-largest buyer of U.S military equipment by its foreign military sales program, Turn right behind Saudi Arabia.

The US hopes to maintain its influence in the wave region despite his military setback, especially amid China’s influence in the region. Qatar rejected China’s rapprochement for closer co-operation in 2018, in an attempt to align oneself with American interests.

Read More: World News


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