Bahrain 0
18 May 2021

CENTCOM Commander Kenneth McKenzie assessed that “the principal regional threat to the Gulf states is, of course, Iran… [and] among the Gulf states, there’s a great opportunity to continue to work together toward an integrated air and missile defence shield that will help them as they consider Iran in the future”. “There are lots of things we can do to help the Gulf states and not all of it involves the selling of military equipment”, he added. “A lot of these what we call tactics, techniques and procedures, are things we can work on together that will enhance our ability to defend against likely attacks from Iran or any other state”. McKenzie went on to underscore that “nothing Iran does keeps me up at night. We’re prepared to react to any eventuality that Iran might choose to have happen. I would urge them to continue the path of negotiation”.

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