Persian Gulf states join US-Israel plot by agreeing to missile shield: Iran cmdr.
An Iranian naval commander warns that if the Arab countries in the Persian Gulf agree to a proposed plan by Washington for a missile shield in the region, they amateurishly join a US-Israeli plot, PressTV reported.
Ali Razmjou warned the regional countries that cooperating with the US in the missile shield plan would amount to joining the "operational phase of a US-Israeli plot" for the region.
He said that the missile shield plan was the continuation of organized efforts aimed at guaranteeing the survival and security of Israel.
Razmjou said that certain Western countries have turned the southern countries of the Persian Gulf into the stockpiles of US and European weapons by creating Iranophobic scenarios.
The US seeks to protect its numerous military bases in the region against Iran by establishing a new missile shield, the costs of which will be paid by the host Arab countries, he said, urging the regional states to think twice before agreeing to the plan.
In March, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton held talks in Saudi Arabia about plans for a Persian Gulf missile shield system to counter what she described as potential threats from Iran.
She said in an address to a [Persian] Gulf Cooperation Council-US Strategic Cooperation Forum in Riyadh that Washington was aiming for "practical and specific steps to strengthen our mutual security, such as helping our militaries improve interoperability, cooperate on maritime security and missile defense, and coordinate responses to crises."
Iranian officials have repeatedly stressed that Tehran follows a defense doctrine, which is based on deterrence, and have pointed out that the Islamic Republic poses no threat to any country.