KUWAIT MULLS WAR WITH IRAN
ABU DHABI [MENL] -- For the first time, Kuwait has openly examined the
prospect of an Arab war with Iran.
Officials said Iran and the Gulf Cooperation Council were headed for a
confrontation for control of oil resources in the region.
They said Kuwait has discussed the need for a strengthened GCC alliance that
could defend against an Iranian assault.
"The GCC countries and Iran are on a collision course," Sami Al Faraj,
director of Kuwait's Center for Strategic Studies, said. "The Iranian
mentality does not regard GCC countries as their equal."
On Nov. 14, the strategic center conducted a simulation of a GCC crisis with
Iran. The simulation was sponsored by the Kuwaiti Interior Ministry and
included a scenario of a hostile Iran that sought to attack or destabilize
Kuwait, nearly half of whose population is Shi'ite.
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