The United Arab Emirates recruited mercenaries from American Organization Blackwater aimed at overthrowing Qatar emir and replace him with ruler subservient to Saudi-led bloc, Spanish news daily ABC reported.
According to the report last week, a large number of hired mercenary troopers from Blackwater were getting trained in UAE to attack Qatar. The plans were not approved by the White House and had to be relinquished.
The invasion plans, driven by UAE, started before the declaration of the bar against Qatar by Saudi Arabia, Egypt, UAE and Bahrain on June 5, Qatar’s former deputy prime minister H E Abdullah bin Hamad Al Attiyah was quoted as saying by the news daily.
The plan affirms what HH Sheik Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Emir of Kuwait, said amid his meeting with US President Trump, that he had halted the barricading nation’s intent to intervene militarily in Qatar. There were likewise reports in American media that Trump had discussed with UAE and Saudi Arabia and stopped them from taking any military move against Qatar.
Abu Dhabi initially hired the infamous Blackwater for its operations in Yemen as a feature of the military alliance driven by Saudi. Later they were recruited to invade Qatar and introduce a leadership which is meek and slavish to the interests of UAE and Saudi Arabia as cited in peninsular Qatar.
Spanish paper ABC told that around 15,000 mercenary soldiers were trained at Emirate military base in Liwa, western UAE.
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Qatar has signed an agreement to buy 24 Eurofighter Typhoon fighter jets from the UK. The cost of the deal has not been released
Bahrain has accused Qatar of fanning the attempted coup in 2011 to overthrow the King Hamad regime. According to a report published by the Bahrain news agency (BNA) Tuesday, Qatar sparked the unrest in February 2011, helped the protesters with financial and logistic support and also supported with media coverage,
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The British government will allow up to 1350 Commonwealth nationals such as citizens of India, Australia, Canada, Kenya Bangladesh to join its army, navy and air force. According to a statement, the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) laid out the details before the House of Commons, which involves a waiver of the current requirement of a minimum of five-year residency in the UK to apply to join the countrys Army, Navy or Air Force
UAEs NIMR Automotive has announced partnering Malaysian DefTech and Thai to support marketing and sales of its complete range of vehicles in Southeast Asia. NIMR will also work with Thailands FICO Technology and Engineering (FTECH) to explore potential opportunities in the country
Russia's Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and his Qatari counterpart, Khalid bin Mohammad Al-Attiyah, the Minister of State for Defence of Qatar, signed a joint intergovernmental agreement on military technical cooperation on the sidelines of the Russian ministers visit to Doha. The representatives of Russias state arms exporter Rosoboronexport and the Qatari Defense Ministry signed a memorandum and a framework contract in the defense sector in the presence of Shoigu and his Qatari counterpart, the defense ministry in Moscow said
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