Brembo 'resolves' issue that caused Lorenzo Qatar crash
MotoGP brake supplier Brembo says it has "identified and resolved" the problem that caused Jorge Lorenzo to crash out of last month's season opener in Qatar.Ducati rider Lorenzo was forced to dismount his bike at Turn 4 on the 12th lap of the Qatar race while running 10th, and said he was "really lucky" the incident didn't leave him with serious injuries.
The sale of 5,000 of the missiles to Qatar has now been approved . Despite Qatar ’s strategic value, Trump backed the blockade in a series of June tweets. The president said Saudi Arabia had pointed to Qatar as funders of radical ideology, and said of the blockade, “Perhaps this will be the beginning of
The United States on Monday approved a deal to sell Qatar guided missiles worth $ 300 m, on the eve of President Donald Trump 's White House meeting with Led by US allies Saudi Arabia and the UAE, Qatar 's regional rivals launched a diplomatic and trade blockade against Doha last year, and Trump
The U.S. State Department has given the go-ahead for $300 million in arms sales to Qatar as the country’s emir arrives in Washington, DC, for his first meeting with President Donald Trump.
A Defense Security Cooperation Agencysaid the Advanced Precision Kill Weapon Systems (APKWS) II guidance section deal “supports the foreign policy and national security objectives of the United States.”
The APKWS II system turns Hydra 70 air-to-surface rockets into laser-guided, precision munitions. The deal will allow 5,000 APKWS IIs to be sold toand provide all training and technical assistance required for their operation. “The APKWS will provide Qatar with a low-cost precision strike capability, decreasing collateral damage and expanding its options for counterterrorism operations,” the statement said.
Trump, UAE leader push for unity in Gulf as dispute drags on
U.S. President Donald Trump and Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed of the United Arab Emirates agreed on Friday to push for unity among Gulf nations, the White House said, amid a bitter standoff between Qatar and other U.S. allies in the region. The two leaders agreed in a telephone call that members of the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council "can and should do more to increase coordination with each other and with the United States," the White House said in a statement.
US approves $ 300 mn guided missile deal with Qatar . This picture taken on May 21, 2017 shows US President Donald Trump (R) shaking hands with The US State Department has given the green light to a $ 300 million sale of guided missiles to Qatar as Persian Gulf Arab states are stepping up
The United States approved a deal to sell Qatar $ 300 million in guided missiles Monday, on the eve of President Donald Trump 's White House meeting with Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al During the Saudi prince's visit, the US government confirmed more than two billion dollars in arms sales to the kingdom.
The Defense Security Cooperation Agency explained that Qatar is considered an “important force for political stability and economic progress in the Persian Gulf,” andding, “Our mutual defense interests anchor our relationship.”
The deal has been approved as Trump prepares to welcome Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, the emir of Qatar, to the White House as part of his two-day trip to the U.S.
The small, gas-rich country is an important U.S. ally in the Arabian Gulf region, but has been under diplomatic blockade by neighbourand its allies—including the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt—since June 2017. The Saudi-led coalition accused Qatar of sponsoring terrorism in the Middle East and breaking a 2014 agreement with the members of the Gulf Cooperation Council. Qatar has denied the accusations.
Qatar leader expected at White House amid crisis in region
Qatar's Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani will meet President Donald Trump at the White House on Tuesday.With America's allies in the Persian Gulf feuding with Qatar, there has been almost zero progress toward resolving their dispute since it erupted 10 months ago. Trump was more than a bit player in the inception of that crisis: He sided firmly with Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and other neighbors who accused Qatar of spreading extremism, fomenting regional unrest and allowing funds to flow to terror groups. Qatar denies all those charges.
The approval includes Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) Unitary Rocket Pods and Army Tactical Missiles System (ATACMS) Unitary missiles for an estimated cost of $ 300 million , the Arabic-language al-Khaleej al-Jadeed It is reported to have a range of up to about 300 kilometers.
Trump praised the Qatari leader in the Oval Office. "We have a gentleman, on my right, who buys a lot of equipment from us, a lot of On Wednesday, the US State Department approved a $ 300 m guided missile sale to Qatar . Trump suggested that Washington is working to end the feud between Qatar
Qatar hosts the U.S. Al Udeid Air Base, which has become the center of Coalition air operations against ISIS. The base is home to the forward headquarters of U.S. Central Command, and as of June 2017 hosted over 11,000 U.S. and U.S.-led anti-ISIS coalition forces with over 100 operational aircraft.
Despite Qatar’s strategic value,in a series of June tweets. The president said Saudi Arabia had pointed to Qatar as funders of radical ideology, and said of the blockade, “Perhaps this will be the beginning of the end to horror of terrorism!”
By September, Trump had changed his mind, pressing Saudi and Qatari leaders to negotiate an end to the blockade. He even offered to act as a mediator and bring representatives to Camp David for a round of discussions. U.S. officials hope that a September conference will be able to get the two sides talking again.
Secretary of Defense James Mattis—who along with former Secretary of Stateopposed the blockade and called for diplomatic compromise—welcomed Thani to Washington on Monday.
Mattis told Thani that Qatar’s support of U.S. operations against ISIS was “critical,” and assured him, “We don’t take this relationship for granted, and we appreciate what you do.”
Mattis disputes report he wanted Congress to approve Syria strike .
US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Wednesday pushed back against a report saying he had unsuccessfully urged President Donald Trump to seek congressional approval ahead of last week's air strikes in Syria.Citing anonymous military and administration officials, the New York Times said Mattis had recommended Trump get a green light from lawmakers before launching Friday's cruise missile barrage against three targets the Pentagon said were tied to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's chemical weapons program.