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​The White House has approved the sale of US fighter jets to Qatar, Bahrain, and Kuwait. Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) confirmed to Defense News the Obama Administration approved the deal that reportedly includes up to 72 F-15E Strike Eagles for Qatar, 40 F/A-18 E/F Super Hornets for Kuwait, and an unknown number of F-16s for Bahrain. In July, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency reported the Gulf state sales—including the base deals of 36 F-15s to Qatar for $4 billion and 24 F/A-18E/Fs to Kuwait for $3 billion— had been stalled for over a year. The relevant Congressional committees will now review the sales, which have already been approved by the Pentagon and State Department. (See also: Building Capacity With Partners and Allies.)