An F-18 Super Hornet taking off from the flight deck of the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower in October of 2016 in the Persian Gulf.

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:20 P.M.) – Qatar and Kuwait have informed the United States that they will join a U.S.-led naval coalition in the Gulf which was established in response to a series of attacks on oil tankers, a U.S. military official said on Monday.

“Qatar and Kuwait have already told us they are going to join, so it is just a matter of time,” U.S. Army Colonel John Conklin, chief of staff of the coalition, stated on Monday, as quoted by Reuters News Agency.

The coalition, based out of Bahrain, is known as the International Maritime Security Construct (IMSC).

This new coalition is expected to beef up the U.S.’ presence in the Persian Gulf and challenge Iran’s authority in the region.

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Qatar? Hard to believe! Although, a bïtch in bed with everybody can do anything.
Tamim is in bed with Iran, with the Talibans, with Hamas, with Nusra, with Qaeda, with the Sheebabs… and many other creeps… Pfffff