Ottawa Citizen

Tehran warns of Gulf blitz



Iran has threatened to launch a missile blitz against the Gulf states and plunge the entire Middle East into war if the U.S. attacks its nuclear facilities. Admiral Ali Shamkhani, a senior defence adviser to Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, warned that Gulf states co-operating with the U.S. would be the key targets. Qatar, Bahrain and Oman all host important U.S. bases. Any Iranian attack would be bound to draw in Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait. These attacks would be in addition to airstrikes on Israel.

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