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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry addresses reporters with Qatari Foreign Minister Khalid al-Attiyah after briefing members of the Gulf Cooperation Council about the Iran nuclear deal, Doha, Qatar, Aug. 3, 2015 (State Department photo).

U.S. Pushes Missile Defense to Reassure Gulf Partners

Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015

Editor’s note: This will be Richard Weitz’s final “Global Insights” column at World Politics Review. We’d like to take this opportunity to express our deep gratitude for all the support he has shown for WPR since its inception, and we look forward to working with him regularly in the future.

One of the main goals of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s latest Middle East trip is to reassure U.S. partners there that the recent Iran nuclear deal will not jeopardize their security. The Obama administration is using several instruments to achieve this goal, including helping the Persian Gulf states enhance their collective defenses against Iran’s powerful missile force. ...

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