Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Subscribe Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Monkey Cage Analysis Analysis Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events by Kristian Coates Ulrichsen by Kristian Coates Ulrichsen April 10 at 1:00 PM Defense Secretary Jim Mattis stands with the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad al-Thani during an arrival ceremony Monday at the Pentagon. President Trump is set to meet with the emir Tuesday. (Carolyn Kaster/AP) Today, President Trump is to meet with Qatari Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad al-Thani in the second step of a planned three-part diplomatic push to resolve a bitter … [Read more...] about Trump meets Qatar’s emir today. But efforts to resolve the Persian Gulf dispute have already stalled.
World Donald Trump Saudi Arabia Qatar Gulf Arab States The Persian Gulf country Qatar, locked in a protracted diplomatic standoff with its neighbor Saudi Arabia, succeeded Tuesday in gaining support and weapons from its foe’s staunchest ally: President Donald Trump. During a meeting in the oval office, Trump welcomed Qatar’s Emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, and said that the two men “see eye to eye” on the ongoing conflict in Syria. The President then went on to tout the large amount of military equipment Qatar’s Emir plans to purchase from the U.S. “We have a gentleman, on my right, who buys a lot of equipment from us. A lot of purchases in the United States, and a lot of military airplanes, missiles — lots of different things. But they've been great friends in so many ways. We're working very well together, and I think it's working out extremely well,” Trump said during the meeting. Al Thani responded by … [Read more...] about Trump Sells Weapons to Qatar and Saudi Arabia As Gulf Dispute Drags On
The United States Navy expects a “period of uncertainty” in the Persian Gulf following President Donald Trump’s decision to terminate America’s participation in the Iran nuclear deal, the chief of the U.S. military branch said this week. “It is a period of uncertainty that we are entering into right, how the whole world will respond to this latest development,” Adm. John Richardson, the chief of U.S. Naval Operations, told reporters, according to Reuters.“[We have to] remain alert, I mean even a little bit more alert than usual to just be open to any kind of response or new development or something like that,” Richardson added. Adm. Richardson spoke to reporters after visiting the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush off the coast of Virginia where American and French troops are participating in joint training. “Richardson said the U.S. Navy had not seen provocative Iranian behavior in the Gulf since Trump’s announcement but … [Read more...] about U.S. Navy Expects ‘Uncertainty’ in Persian Gulf Post-Iran Nuclear Deal Withdrawal
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Politics by Associated Press May 21 at 4:17 PM WASHINGTON — AP Investigation: How two men leveraged access to Trump and Persian Gulf crown princes into millions of dollars. Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. The story must be told. Your subscription supports journalism that matters. Try 1 month for $1 Most Read Politics 1 Justice Department calls for inquiry after Trump demands probe into whether FBI ‘infiltrated or surveilled’ his campaign 2 Analysis Is Rod Rosenstein being too soft … [Read more...] about AP Investigation: How two men leveraged access to Trump and Persian Gulf crown princes into millions of dollars
Jun 11, 7:53 AM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury World By Vishakha Sonawane @VishakhaNS 06/14/17 AT 11:54 PM Qatar on Wednesday signed a $12 billion deal with the U.S. to buy 36 Boeing F-15 fighter jets amid a blockade from its Gulf neighbors — Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. The move came after President Donald Trump denounced Doha for supporting terrorism. However, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson urged Riyadh to ease the blockade."The $12-billion sale will give Qatar a state-of-the-art capability and increase security cooperation and interoperability between the United States and Qatar," the Pentagon said in a statement.Read: Russia Planted Fake News About Qatar, Probably To Divide US, Allies, Report SaysMeanwhile, the Qatar defense ministry said the deal would create 60,000 jobs in the U.S., Bloomberg reported. It will also result in “closer strategic collaboration in our fight … [Read more...] about Does US-Qatar F-15 Fighter Jet Deal Amid Gulf Blockade Show Confusion In Trump Administration?