"America's support for Qatar is deep-rooted and not easily influenced by political changes", a Qatari official said.
Defense analyst Nicholas A. Heras of the Center for a New American Security said the agreement falls under the category of "long-running deals that need to be cleared after review by different elements of the U.S. government".
Qatar is home to the largest U.S. military base in the Middle East and the deal "reaffirms the traditionally close ties between the two countries", says Vice News.
That deal was worth an estimated value of $21 billion.
The State Department a year ago said it had authorized the sale of 72 F-15 Strike Eagle jets to Qatar.
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The sale "will give Qatar a state of the art capability and increase security cooperation and interoperability between the United States and Qatar", the Defense Department said in a statement.
But that was before Qatar's neighbours, including Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, severed diplomatic, trade and transport links last week in a move that they said was aimed at isolating the country for its support of terrorist groups and Iran.
WASHINGTON: The sale of 36 US F-15 jets to Qatar is "more of a procedural" move than a "political" one, a USA defense analyst told Arab News, adding that defense and security ties between Doha and Washington remain integral to American interests. Al Udeid Air Base is home to more than 11,000 USA and coalition troops.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, on a Gulf tour trying to help broker an end to the crisis, defended the fighter jet deal.
Two US warships arrived at Hamad port in Qatar on Wednesday as part of a planned joint military exercise involving marine forces, Qatar's state news agency said. Kuwait has led efforts to mediate the dispute which had affected food imports and raised questions over the Gulf Arab state's plans to host the 2022 World Cup. "We must lay these out in order to solve this problem", he said.