Gulf Arab states press Obama for security guarantees, war tech due to Iran deal

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Leaders of the Gulf Arab states are seeking security and weapons technology agreements from the White House to preserve their military edge in the region as a major U.S. strategic agreement with Iran looms, the Wall Street Journal reported.

U.S. F-35.
U.S. F-35.

Israel has a similar agreement with the United States relative to the same Arab states.

The discussions are taking place in advance of a scheduled meeting with President Barack Obama and representatives of the Persian Gulf states.

On their wish list are drones, missile defense systems and additional fighter jets including the advanced F-35 Joint Strike aircraft.

The Arab states also plan to press Obama for security agreements that would provide for U.S. intervention should Iran’s threat become critical, the report said.

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