US to boost Gulf defences
Barack Obama decides to help bolster defensive capabilities of Gulf.
US agrees to allay Arab Gulf’s Iran worries with military assistance
Barack Obama decides to help bolster defensive capabilities of Gulf Cooperation Council countries amid escalating tension between Saudi Arabia and Iran
The US has agreed to a package of military assistance for countries in the Arab Gulf, as escalating tensions with Iran serve as an ominous backdrop to their joint summit at the Camp David presidential retreat outside Washington.
During talks designed to reassure Gulf allies about the deal to contain Iran’s nuclear ambitions, Barack Obama was asked instead about the threat posed by its conventional forces. According to White House officials present in the meeting, he agreed to help bolster the defensive capabilities of the members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).
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