To: President Donald Trump, The United States House of Representatives, and The United States Senate

Stop F-15E Fighter Jet Sale to Qatar

Sale of F-15E fighter jets to Qatar should not go forward until Qatar cracks down on financing of Al Qaeda in Syria.

Why is this important?

The Obama administration is weighing whether to sell dozens of advanced U.S. fighter jets to Qatar, a country that has been publicly rebuked by the U.S. Treasury Department for failing to take decisive action against Qataris who are providing funds to anti-American terrorist groups, including the al Qaeda-backed al-Nusra Front in Syria.

Delaware Democratic Senator Chris Coons says the deal should not go forward until Qatar shows concrete evidence of a change in behavior. “The Qataris have shown a tolerance for extremism among the groups they have supported within Syria that has caused some real friction with our other regional allies and with the United States,” Sen. Coons said. [1]

Urge President Obama and Congress to hold up the deal until Qatar makes concrete progress on cutting off money from Qatar for Al Qaeda in Syria.

References:
1. http://foreignpolicy.com/2016/03/29/qatar-wants-to-buy-dozens-of-u-s-warplanes-why-wont-washington-sell-them/

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