Qatar buys U.S. F-15s days after Trump accuses country of funding terror

Qatar said Wednesday it has signed a $12 billion deal to buy F-15 fighter jets from the United States — just days after President Donald Trump accused the country of being a “high-level” sponsor of terrorism.

The announcement came after the country’s defense minister met with Defense Secretary Jim Mattis in Washington…

Mattis and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson have urged a conciliatory approach to the Gulf standoff, but Trump’s comments last week broke with this tone.

The president called Qatar a “funder of terrorism at a very high level,” telling a press conference in the White House Rose Garden that the country had to “do more” to combat terror.

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