Sunday, August 22, 2010

Bahrain says it will not be used as launch pad to attack Iran

"The presence of a US naval base in Bahrain does not mean that Manama will allow its use to launch an attack on any country," Shaikh Khalid Bin Ahmad Al Khalifa said in an interview with the London-based Asharq Al Awsat.

Manama: Bahrain's foreign minister has ruled out allowing the US to use his country to launch attacks on any country, in an apparent reference to Iran.The presence of a US naval base in Bahrain does not mean that Manama will allow its use to launch an attack on any country," Shaikh Khalid Bin Ahmad Al Khalifa said in an interview with the London-based Asharq Al Awsat. "The agreements signed by Manama with Washington are exclusively defence-based and we cannot allow the use of our lands to attack other territories. In fact, there are no attack weapons on the base."The minister said that the defence agreements were meant to preserve safety and security in the Gulf as a highly significant water way and vital area for global economy."Without the presence of international forces in the region, we would have become like the Gulf Aden which lacks the minimum criterion for security and stability," he said.

1 comments:

Ts so easy for Politicians to sit in high office and command the rule of war,.....why, cannot it be that IRAN should not have New Clear Power for its uses only, is it because its based in the Middle East, supposing Iran was an European Country, like France, would have this been acceptable to the USA and the UN, its all just a game of a lot of BS what happened to North Korea's Nue Clear build up, why cant these evil forces who want to Police the world go in there.

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