UK defence chief says Qatar warplane deal 'on the table'

Royal Air Force crews prepare Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft for the inaugural Trilateral Exercise between the US Air Force, United Kingdom's Royal Air Force and the French Air Force on December 15, 2015Britain’s defence minister said on Tuesday that a deal to sell Eurofighter Typhoon warplanes to Qatar was “definitely still on the table”. Michael Fallon, speaking on board a British destroyer anchored in Doha port, said he had held discussions on a possible sale with Qatari officials within the past week. “It’s definitely still on the table,” said Fallon, who is in Qatar to attend the three-day Dimdex defence and security fair.

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