US-Gulf subsidies row 'bullying tactic': Al Baker

Qatar Airways chief executive Akbar Al Baker remains defiant amidst an onslaught of accusations from US mainline carriers that his airline received state subsidies, and plans to continue expanding into the USA.

Calling the allegations by the three US carriers a "bullying tactic", Al Baker says at a press briefing in Washington DC: "The US government should reject these groundless claims of harm."