Saturday, September 29, 2012

U.S. Missile Defense To Expand Into The Persian Gulf

Image: Member states of the Gulf Cooperation Council

U.S., Gulf Countries Seek To Advance Missile Defense Plan -- Reuters

(Reuters) - The United States and its Gulf partners are looking to deepen cooperation on missile defense as tensions rise with Iran, and announcements could come soon on new purchases, U.S. officials said on Friday.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met with Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) officials in New York as Washington seeks to boost regional defenses against perceived Iranian threats.

"Our aim is to help our Gulf partners with their defense needs ... there is a missile threat that they face, we want to help them face that threat as best they can," one senior U.S. official said, previewing the meeting for reporters.

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My Comment: Iran conducts missile tests .... the U.S. sells a missile defense system. Talk about working hand in hand.

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