Qatar has a history of purchasing arms from the United States, not Russia. But as hostility from U.S. allies increased, Qatar has had few places to turn.
Saudi Arabia lashed out at its former ally, Qatar, saying it should foot the bill for the US occupation of Syria.
Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs, Adel al-Jubeir, has said that Qatar should pay for the presence of U.S. military forces in Syria, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported on April 24. Jubeir’s statement was allegedly based on remarks by U.S. President Donald Trump during a joint press conference with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron.