U.S. Urges GCC To Buy Weapons To Face Iran

  • Middle East Newsline
  • September 09, 2009
WASHINGTON [MENL] -- The administration of President Barack Obama, which has
embarked on a reconciliation dialogue with Teheran, has urged Gulf
Cooperation Council states to purchase U.S. weapons to confront any threat
from Iran.
Defense Secretary Robert Gates urged Arab neighbors and other Middle
East states to bolster their militaries. Addressing the Arab world, Gates
said rearmament could deter Iran from advancing in its nuclear weapons
program.
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