US navy reached at Gulf for joint exercise with Qatar’s fleet

DOHA: Two US Navy vessels arrived in the Gulf on Wednesday for a joint exercise with Qatar´s fleet, according to Doha state media. The American boats arrived at Hamad Port south of Doha “to participate in a joint exercise with the Qatari Emiri Navy,” according to a Ministry of Defence statement posted on the Qatar News Agency.

It is not clear when the joint exercise was arranged, but it will take place during a time of crisis in the Gulf.

Saudi Arabia and allies have imposed a political and economic “blockade” on Qatar, in protest at Doha´s support for Islamist extremist groups as well as over its ties to Shiite Iran.

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