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April 1, 1988
The State Department, confirming that the strategic Persian Gulf sheikdom of Qatar has acquired a cache of U.S. Stinger anti-aircraft missiles, says it is pursuing the issue with Qatari diplomats but declined to say whether it has asked for its missiles back. Often called "the perfect terrorist weapon," the Stingers--believed to number 13--"were not procured from the United States and must have been acquired illegally," department spokeswoman Phyllis Oakley said. Other U.S.
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June 28, 1995 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The United States quickly recognized this oil-producing Persian Gulf state's new government after assurances it will work cooperatively with neighbors and the rest of the international community. Neighboring Saudi Arabia also declared its support for Qatar's crown prince, who seized power from his father unexpectedly in a bloodless coup while the emir was vacationing in Switzerland.
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July 28, 1988
The United States has suspended military and economic talks with Qatar to protest the Persian Gulf sheikdom's unauthorized acquisition of Stinger missiles. Assistant Secretary of State Richard W. Murphy told the House subcommittee on Europe and the Middle East that the suspension will remain in place until Qatar returns the missiles to the United States. U.S.
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July 28, 1988
The United States has suspended military and economic talks with Qatar to protest the Persian Gulf sheikdom's unauthorized acquisition of Stinger missiles. Assistant Secretary of State Richard W. Murphy told the House subcommittee on Europe and the Middle East that the suspension will remain in place until Qatar returns the missiles to the United States. U.S.
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June 28, 1995 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The United States quickly recognized this oil-producing Persian Gulf state's new government after assurances it will work cooperatively with neighbors and the rest of the international community. Neighboring Saudi Arabia also declared its support for Qatar's crown prince, who seized power from his father unexpectedly in a bloodless coup while the emir was vacationing in Switzerland.
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April 1, 1988
The State Department, confirming that the strategic Persian Gulf sheikdom of Qatar has acquired a cache of U.S. Stinger anti-aircraft missiles, says it is pursuing the issue with Qatari diplomats but declined to say whether it has asked for its missiles back. Often called "the perfect terrorist weapon," the Stingers--believed to number 13--"were not procured from the United States and must have been acquired illegally," department spokeswoman Phyllis Oakley said. Other U.S.
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