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qatar signs on to buy 12 rafale fighter jets from france

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qatar signs on to buy 12 rafale fighter jets from france

doha, qatar — qatar's ruling emir and french president emmanuel macron signed $12 billion in deals during the french president's visit to doha on thursday, including the purchase of 12 french-made dassault rafale fighter jets with the option of buying 36 more.qatar exercised its existing right to purchase 12 more, bringing the total number of rafales the gulf arab country will have to 36.macron is traveling with foreign minister jean-yves le drian, who in 2015 as defense minister helped negotiate a deal with qatar to buy 24 rafale fighter jets.macron's one-day trip to the small gulf nation comes as it faces continued isolation and a boycott by some of its arab neighbors.in a rare press conference, qatar's ruling emir, sheikh tamim bin hamad al thani, expressed his regret for the boycott and said it was especially disheartening that the crisis erupted during the holy month of ramadan in june.earlier this week, a gulf cooperation council meeting in kuwait failed to bring the standoff any closer to a resolution. saudi arabia, the united arab emirates, bahrain and egypt cut relations with qatar over allegations it supports extremists and has too-close relations with iran.qatar has long denied supporting extremists and shares a massive offshore natural gas field with tehran.meanwhile, france and qatar also agreed thursday on a deal for qatar to purchase 490 vbci armored vehicles from french firm nexter, and a transportation deal with france's national rail authority to mana...