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France forging lucrative deals with Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

King Salman greets Francois Hollande at Riyadh airport.

King Salman greets Francois Hollande at Riyadh airport.

While a rift grows between the US and the Persian Gulf states, France is forging lucrative economic deals with Saudi Arabia and Qatar, the New York Times reported this week.  France’s president Francois Hollande recently attended a meeting of the Gulf Cooperation Council in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia where he oversaw a $7 billion deal to sell fighter jets to Qatar. The meeting was the first time a Western leader had attended a meeting a GCC meeting since its founding in 1981. READ ARTICLE HERE