Qatar frustrated by slow US response to MQ-9B request

by Jeremy Binnie

The US State Department is delaying a request that Qatar submitted over a year ago to buy four MQ-9B Predator unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), Qatari officials have told the Wall Street Journal .

“The frustration from our perspective is that there is no clear indication as to why there is a delay on our request,” the newspaper quoted one official as saying on 24 October.

The United States refused to export armed UAVs to states that were not formal allies until it reinterpreted the Missile Technology Control Regime last year.

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The US State Department is delaying a request that Qatar submitted over a year ago to buy four MQ-9B...

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