‘Qatar has been a problem for the United States for over a decade’: Former US defense secretary

Former U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Tuesday that the United States experienced the same “problems” with Qatar a decade ago that its Gulf neighbors are going through now…

“Even a decade ago, we had problems with what they were putting on Al Jazeera — they were giving an opportunity for those we were fighting in Iraq to propagandize over Al Jazeera, they would publicize American soldiers being killed, there was a problem with terrorist funding,” he said.

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