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Pentagon, State Department officials in Saudi Arabia to talk Iran strategy

Like its predecessors, the Biden administration wants Gulf Cooperation Council states to share air defense intel to defuse potential attacks by Iran, but will they work together?
US special envoy to Iran Robert Malley.

WASHINGTON – Senior Biden administration officials kicked off a week of meetings in Riyadh on Monday to discuss the next steps Arab Gulf states can take to build an effective defensive bulwark against Iran.

US special envoy for Iran Robert Malley, the Pentagon’s Middle East policy chief Dana Stroul and the State Department’s acting director for counterterrorism Christopher Landberg are leading working groups with officials and military generals from Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait and Oman.

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