Iran: US out of Persian Gulf

During a visit to the US-allied United Arab Emirates [May 13], Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called for the withdrawal of all US troops from the Persian Gulf region. [Reuters, May 13] He also promised “severe retaliation” to any attack on Iran by the United States. [AlJazeera, May 14] Ahmadinejad’s bluster comes as US and Iranian representatives look likely to meet in the coming weeks to discuss how to stabilize the precarious security situation in Iraq. [AlJazeera, May 13]

From Security Briefs, May 14

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