Report: US bolsters ME missile defense to counter Iran

July 17, 2012 03:58

Amid increasing tensions over the Strait of Hormuz oil channel, the United States is constructing a missile-defense radar station at a secret site in Qatar and organizing its largest-ever minesweeping exercises in the Persian Gulf, the Wall Street Journal quoted US officials as saying Monday.

The bolstering of the US military in the Gulf is designed to defend the US, Israel and EU countries against Iranian rockets, officials said.

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