November 11, 2011 · 0 Comments
weather.info/home/index.cfm?city=Washington,%20DC,%20United%20States&latlon=38.89511,-77.03637&u=c”>Washington – (UPI)
(Wall Street Journal) reported on Friday that the United States made plans to sell thousands of sophisticated bombs, including bombs, bunker buster and other munitions to the United Arab Emirates to build the regional coalition against Iran in the Gulf region.
The WSJ claimed that the plan will significantly enhance the current capabilities of the UAE Air Force to target structures fixed, which may include trenches and tunnels, similar to places believed that Tehran is developing the weapons. WSJ explained that this endeavor is one of the steps undertaken by the administration of President Barack Obama to monitor Iran’s struggling in the UN Security Council to get adequate support for increased penalties despite the rejection of Russia and China.
In an attack preparation, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) report, which was published this week, pointed out that Iran is seeking nuclear technology needed to develop a nuclear weapon.
It is expected that the package the U.S. proposed to the UAE to be formally presented to the Congress in the coming few days and will allow the sale of 4900 direct attack munitions and other weapons systems. Officials said the increase arsenal UAE will enable the country to meet the needs of training expected and expand its security role in the region and to deter Iran. They pointed out that it is not expected that the lawmakers would oppose the deal, and noted that the transaction is less controversial than earlier deal to Saudi Arabia because they see that the UAE is a less hostile toward Israel, and refers backers to its role in supporting weather.info/home/index.cfm?city=Washington,%20DC,%20United%20States&latlon=38.89511,-77.03637&u=c”>Washington‘s efforts to isolate Iran and its support for the campaign in Libya.
The newspaper said that the Obama administration is trying to build a united front in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) to establish a balance with Iran.
In recent months several strategic meetings were held with the the Gulf Cooperation Council, as the U.S. Department of Defense (Pentagon) is looking to improve intelligence sharing and military coordination among the six countries of the Council.
U.S. official said that the six GCC countries should have a leading role in the region, and must have that capability.
“The recent arms deals between the United States and the Gulf States have included a deal worth $ 60 billion to Saudi Arabia, also informed the Pentagon recently Congress plan sale of missiles of the type (Stinger) to Amman to protect Israel from Iranian missile attacks. weather.info/home/index.cfm?city=Washington,%20DC,%20United%20States&latlon=38.89511,-77.03637&u=c”>Washington has sought to build missile defense systems in the region to defend against Iranian missiles.
By Emma Brown