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World U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff calls for Gulf Arab unity to counter Iran

12:10  16 november  2019
12:10  16 november  2019 Source:   reuters.com

Iran resumes uranium enrichment at Fordow plant in new stepback from deal

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DUBAI (Reuters) - United States Air Force Chief of Staff David Goldfein on Saturday pressed Gulf Arab states to reconcile differences and unify military The U . S . blames Iran for a series of attacks in the Gulf over the summer, including the Sept. 14 missile and drone attack on Saudi Arabia that

DUBAI (Reuters) - United States Air Force Chief of Staff David Goldfein on Saturday pressed Gulf Arab states to reconcile differences and unify military capabilities as tensions with Iran simmer. Washington sees an ongoing dispute that Saudi Arabia , the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and

DUBAI (Reuters) - United States Air Force Chief of Staff David Goldfein on Saturday pressed Gulf Arab states to reconcile differences and unify military capabilities as tensions with Iran simmer.

David L. Goldfein wearing a suit and tie: FILE PHOTO: U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff General David Goldfein talks to journalists at the Royal International Air Tattoo at Fairford© Reuters/Peter Nicholls FILE PHOTO: U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff General David Goldfein talks to journalists at the Royal International Air Tattoo at Fairford

Washington sees an ongoing dispute that Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and non-Gulf state Egypt have with Qatar as a threat to efforts to contain Iran and has pushed for a united front.

"When a missile or a UAV (drone) is en route from Iran that is not the time to reconcile past grievances. That time is now. Today," Goldfein told an air chiefs conference in Dubai.

Iran resumes uranium enrichment at Fordow plant in new stepback from deal

  Iran resumes uranium enrichment at Fordow plant in new stepback from deal Iran resumed uranium enrichment on Thursday at its underground Fordow plant south of Tehran, the Iranian Atomic Energy Organization said.The suspension of uranium enrichment at the long secret plant was one of the restrictions Iran had agreed to on its nuclear programme in return for the lifting of UN sanctions.

DUBAI (Reuters) - United States Air Force Chief of Staff David Goldfein on Saturday pressed Gulf Arab states to reconcile differences and unify military That time is now. Today,” Goldfein told an air chiefs conference in Dubai. The U . S . blames Iran for a series of attacks in the Gulf over the summer

The Chief of the Air Staff (Urdu: سربراہ پاک فضائيہ‎) (reporting name: CAS), is a military appointment and a statutory office held by an Air Chief Marshal in the Pakistan Air Force

The U.S. blames Iran for a series of attacks in the Gulf over the summer, including the Sept. 14 missile and drone attack on Saudi Arabia that temporarily shutdown half the kingdom's oil production. Tehran denies involvement.

Washington has unsuccessfully tried to mediate the dispute, in which the four nations have severed political, trade and transport ties with Qatar since mid-2017 over accusations it supports terrorism.

Doha denies the charge and says the embargo aims to impinge on its sovereignty.

The United States is allied to all six Gulf states. Qatar hosts Al-Udeid air base, the largest U.S. military facility in the region, while Bahrain is home to the Navy's Fifth Fleet.

"No one country has everything it needs to defend itself but together we have exactly what we need for collective defense," Goldfein said.

"We have the power to begin this right now as we face a common adversary who seems committed to malign behavior across the region."

Emphasizing the principle of collective security, Goldfein said the best chance to defend the UAE could be from Qatar or neighboring Oman.

"Neighbors to the right and to the left who by geometry-alone have a better shot," he said.

(Reporting by Alexander Cornwell; Editing by Edwina Gibbs)

French minister criticizes US over ‘unanswered’ Iran attacks .
France’s armed forces minister has given a forceful speech warning of the dangers of U.S. disengagement in the Middle East. Florence Parly made the comments Saturday, addressing the annual Manama Dialogue in Bahrain. Parly says while the Persian Gulf is “accustomed to the ebb and flow of U.S. involvement,” America has not pushed back against Tehran after a summer of tensions sparked by President Donald Trump withdrawing unilaterally from Iran’s nuclear deal with world powers.She said: “When the mining of ships went unanswered, a drone got shot (down). When that in turn got unanswered, major oil facilities were bombed.

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