June 11, 2007
Iran threatens Gulf blitz if US hits nuclear plants-News-World-TimesOnline
IRAN has threatened to launch a missile blitz against the Gulf states and plunge the entire Middle East into war if America attacks its nuclear facilities.
Admiral Ali Shamkhani, a senior defence adviser to the supreme leader,
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, warned that Gulf states providing the US with
military cooperation would be the key targets of a barrage of ballistic
Shamkhani told the US journal Defense News that missiles would be launched not
only at US military bases but also at strategic targets such as oil
refineries and power stations.
Qatar, Bahrain and Oman all host important US bases and British forces are
based in all three countries. Any Iranian attack would be bound to draw in
the other Gulf Cooperation Council states: Saudi Arabia, the United Arab
Emirates and Kuwait.
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