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Pentagon ex-head: it is necessary to create a Middle Eastern coalition

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Washington needs to create a Middle East coalition that, along with the fight against terrorism, will resist Iran’s growing influence in the region, reports RIA News Statement by former US Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta.




I have given these recommendations in the past, but, unfortunately, things have not gone far. I am convinced that we need to create a Middle Eastern coalition consisting of countries that will work together in harmony. And Israel should be part of this coalition, frankly, since they are also concerned about the IS (the group is banned in the Russian Federation), terrorism and Iran’s actions,
Panetta said at a conference at the Hudson Institute in Washington.

According to the ex-minister, such a coalition consisting of Arab countries “will have to create a joint center of military command in order to define targets, deploy troops, pursue terrorists”.

He also noted that the coalition forces will not only have to fight the IS, "but also restrain Iran."

Earlier, Donald Trump said that the implementation of the new US strategy towards Iran will begin with “imposing tough sanctions against the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps”.

In turn, the head of the Iranian Foreign Ministry, Mohammad Zarif, noted that Washington’s unwillingness to change his views on the role of Tehran in the Middle East is regrettable.
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  1. Same lech
    Same lech 24 October 2017 11: 36
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    East is a delicate matter ... there the Arab betrays the Arab for centuries and all the agreements are just a screen ...
    a vivid example is the current TURKEY or Saudi Arabia ... there is an agreement with them ... but there is not the slightest faith in these agreements ... they will violate when it will be profitable for them.
    1. siberalt
      siberalt 24 October 2017 11: 42
      +1
      Without Erdogan and Putin, no other coalition in the BV will pass. It is a fact!
      1. volodya
        volodya 24 October 2017 11: 58
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        Quote: siberalt
        Without Erdogan and Putin, no other coalition in the BV will pass. It is a fact!

        They will annihilate these kakalitsii on their neck!
  2. zivXP
    zivXP 24 October 2017 11: 40
    +1
    Now all Arabs and others will beckon with carrots, and they will immediately forget everything and stretch into a collar.
  3. NIKNN
    NIKNN 24 October 2017 11: 41
    +1
    There is kaolitsiya. The USA, Israel, well, slippery Arabs can join, but here, besides the first two, hardly anyone will seriously rock the boat against Iran ...
  4. sa-ag
    sa-ag 24 October 2017 11: 45
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    They need to record success, the Kurds on the left bank of the Euphrates cut Iran off from Syria, and this is what needs to be fixed
    1. vorobey
      vorobey 24 October 2017 11: 56
      +3
      Quote: sa-ag
      They need to record success, the Kurds on the left bank of the Euphrates cut Iran off from Syria, and this is what needs to be fixed


      and the Kurds then understand what they are being substituted for? or not yet ..
      1. PalBor
        PalBor 24 October 2017 16: 48
        +2
        To the Barzani family, it seems, something began to reach sad
    2. siberalt
      siberalt 24 October 2017 12: 45
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      Kurds, war on its territory within the framework of the states where they live is not needed. And Kurdistan is a carrot from America. But they have suffered and deserved autonomy, and this cannot be discounted. Ultimately, everything will be decided in Astana, not in Washington. hi
    3. zivXP
      zivXP 24 October 2017 13: 52
      +2
      And precisely cut off Iran from Syria? I’m right in the confusion, and already rewrote the cards. laughing
  5. reservist
    reservist 24 October 2017 11: 47
    +2
    deploy troops, pursue terrorists. ”

    Hash in the head of Panetta.
    Probably - "place terrorists"
  6. Egorovich
    Egorovich 24 October 2017 11: 56
    +5
    Israel basically needs a coalition most of all because it is very afraid of the unification of the BV countries under the wing of Iran, which will go against the Jews. If the Persians succeed in gathering all those who are dissatisfied with Israel, and there are the bulk of them, then the God-chosen ones will not be very good.
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  8. Livonetc
    Livonetc 24 October 2017 12: 29
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    Quote: vorobey
    Quote: sa-ag
    They need to record success, the Kurds on the left bank of the Euphrates cut Iran off from Syria, and this is what needs to be fixed

    and the Kurds then understand what they are being substituted for? or not yet ..

    Kurds understand everything.
    There as in a joke.
    The mice cried, pricked, but continued to eat the cactus.
    They play roulette.
    But what time will tell.
  9. Hurricane70
    Hurricane70 24 October 2017 13: 15
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    Well, there they want a coalition! Soon the Professor will direct information from us to the trench, because the commissar will come after him? We bet that the number of his comments will decrease, but the meaning will change?
  10. askme
    askme 25 October 2017 10: 27
    +1
    Fantasy idiot)) Support for Kurdish separatism put an end to the anti-Iranian coalition. Turkey will not go there. Nobody will go to the Yankee scammers. They threw everyone there, especially the oil sheikhs in the confrontation with Assad, hundreds of billions of dollars (taking into account the price war in the oil market). And they put it in the pants from the Russian Aerospace Forces. C. Arabia will not go for intervention in such an environment. Sheikhs will not go to fight for Kurds against Iraq. Therefore, this is definitely a fantasy of idiots. You lose. Sit under the bench. You can howl from anger there, along with the Jews)) In the current conditions, the anti-Iranian coalition led by the Yankees is utopia. Unless they openly declare war on Iran. But they will not announce (Iran will not give a reason). It’s not a hunt to die)) Even for the sake of the paranoia of the Jews) A coward is a diagnosis) And nobody will join the hybrid coalition under the Yankees. Knife in the back from them to get fools no longer) This is the Turks understood and the Saudis)
  11. Anchonsha
    Anchonsha 25 October 2017 11: 41
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    The US’s cunning, well cunning to stupidity plan is to create a kind of coalition in the Middle East to allegedly fight Daesh, but also against Iran at the same time. There are no more fools in the Middle East, the Arab countries, and Turkey realized that the interests of the United States and the countries of the Middle East do not coincide at all. With the exception of Israel