Washington.- The Government of the President Joe Biden cleared on tuesday a billion dollar arms sale to Qatar, in a transaction which was disclosed during Halftime of the crucial match of the World Cup between Iran and the United States, at the Al Thumama Stadium in Doha, which ended with the North American team winning 1–0 and qualifying for the round of 16 of the tournament.
State Department announced that it had signed Qatar buys 10 defensive drone systems200 interceptors and related equipment as the second part of the game between the United States and Iran began. Qatar, along with other Gulf Arab states, faces threats from Iranian-backed proxies in the region.
The State Department spoke of the sale in a statement “shall support the foreign policy and national security objectives of the United States by helping to improve the security of a friendly country which is still a Important force for political stability and economic progress in the Middle East.
“It will enhance Qatar’s capability to deal with current and future threats by providing electronic and kinetic defeat capability against unmanned aircraft systems. Qatar will have no difficulty in integrating these goods and/or services into its armed forces”, pointed to the note.
Last week, US Secretary of State, Antony Blink, traveled to Qatar to participate in Forum for Strategic Dialogue, watch more sports usa vs wales for the World Cup amid strong criticism of Qatar for human rights violations.
Blinken’s Doha trip offered another complex diplomatic balancing act for the Biden administration with a Middle Eastern ally. For many, the most valuable and trusted ally in the region: Israel, unlike Saudi Arabia or the United Arab Emirates, Qatar took the side of the United States on the side of Ukraine and against Russia and its president, Vladimir Putin,