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Posted On: 6 June 2017 07:52 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:17 pm

US military lauds Qatar, says flights unaffected by Gulf rift

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WASHINGTON: The US military on Monday lauded Qatar for its "enduring commitment to regional security" and said US flights out of an air base there were unaffected by several major Arab states' decision to cut ties with Qatar over its alleged support for Islamists and Iran.

"We've seen no impact to our operations and all flights continue as planned," Lieutenant Colonel Damien Pickart, a spokesman at US Air Forces Central Command, told Reuters.

"The United States and the (anti-Islamic State, US-led) coalition are grateful to the Qataris for their longstanding support of our presence and their enduring commitment to regional security."

Meanwhile Al Jazeera tweeted quoting Pentagon: “we don't have any plans to change military reposition in Qatar.”

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Monday called on Gulf states to stay united and work out their differences after several nations cut diplomatic ties with Qatar. (Source)