How the US Provides ‘Security’ to the Persian Gulf Region

by May 18, 2015Foreign Policy0 comments

Perhaps the Obama administration shouldn't cite the Iraq War as an example of how it helps provide "security" for Persian Gulf states.

Donald Rumsfeld shakes hands with Saddam Hussein in 1983.“The United States policy to use all elements of power to secure our core interests in the Gulf region, and to deter and confront external aggression against our allies and partners, as we did in the Gulf War, is unequivocal.”

— The White House, Annex to U.S.-Gulf Cooperation Council Camp David Joint Statement, May 14, 2015 (emphasis added)

“[W]e have no opinion on the Arab-Arab conflicts, like your border disagreement with Kuwait.”

US Ambassador to Iraq April Glaspie to Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, in response to Hussein having projected his intent to invade Kuwait, July 25, 1990

 

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