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Iran spokesman Ali Rabei Rabei was quoted by IRNA as saying "an appropriate response will be given to the designers of this cowardly attack..."
“We should continue doing what we are doing [with the Persian Gulf countries], deepen those ties, without make doing this more difficult for them.”
Saudi National Day is celebrated in the kingdom on September 23 to commemorate the renaming of the Kingdom of Nejd and Hejaz to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Washington needs to address concerns that nuclear deal would re-order longtime partnerships, and the United States would gradually turn away from its traditional Sunni allies to focus on Iran.
Obama says US military would help Gulf Arab states against any conventional armed threat.
Obama will seek to allay Gulf leaders fears about US commitment to their defense, abstain from offering security treaty.
"While Obama hobnobs with Gulf Cooperation Council delegates, of whatever rank, he should note that they too now crave nuclear power in response to Iran’s reactors."
By JPOST EDITORIAL
Even if Obama sends a message that Gulf countries need the US more than the US needs them, he still must address fears that Washington is abandoning them at a time of
US president set to host six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council.
Leading Gulf nations seek US defense assurance and fighter jets, missile defense systems, surveillance equipment, to maintain upper hand over Shi'ite Iran.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
Expert to ‘Post’: Jordan is gaining strategic importance and its losses in trade are being offset by its increasing significance to Saudi Arabia and Gulf states.
By ARIEL BEN SOLOMON
"The Persian Gulf is our lifeline ... We will respect international navigation," Zarif says.
By REUTERS,MICHAEL WILNER
Pentagon: No US citizens aboard Marshall Islands-flagged cargo ship at which Iran fired shots.
By MICHAEL WILNER
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