Good name is Qatar to build radar station defense Iran missile
United States, “Wall Street Journal quoted U.S. officials on July 16, said in response to the possible conflict with Iran, the U.S. Pentagon is a secret location in Qatar to build a missile defense radar station, and will be held in the Persian Gulf, the largest ever The scale de-mining exercise.
officials said that the construction of the radar station will allow for the preparedness of the main body of the Iranian missile missile defense system to complete the system is designed to safeguard the interests of the United States and its allies such as Israel and European countries. Mine clearance exercise held in September will be the first multilateral exercises in the region.
report quoted U.S. officials as saying that the radar is scheduled to be equipped AN/TPY-2 radar, X-band radar is known, and will be deployed in Israel within the Negev desert region and Turkey the middle of two similar radar station provide additional. As a result, the three radar stations will form a fan-shaped distribution, monitoring of missiles from Iran’s northern, western and southern parts.
Analysts pointed out that the Pentagon will choose the radar station locations in Qatar, because the United States in the region’s largest air force base – Udeid Air Base in Qatar, where stationed, about 8000 soldiers. Qatari officials did not respond to this. The report said that Iran, Qatar to adhere to the neutral position, and maintain close relations with Iran.in the upcoming mine clearance exercise, the United States and its allies to exercise in the Gulf and other regions of vessels, helicopters and underwater unmanned aerial vehicles to detect and destroy mines. According to U.S. officials, the exercise time was set at 16 to 27 September will be 20 countries participating.
Wall Street Journal said the U.S. These moves aimed at addressing the Pentagon’s most worried about Iran attack the two capabilities: First, Iran’s ballistic missile arsenal; two of Iran’s blockade of the Strait of Hormuz threat.
In addition, the report also interpret said, with the entry into force of the comprehensive sanctions on Iran’s oil exports in the summer, the Pentagon’s move reflects concerns may exacerbate strained relations with Iran. Although U.S. officials said the construction of the radar and minesweeping exercises are defensive in nature, but it may be Iran as provocative. These initiatives will also help eliminate the anxiety of Israel and other allies, that is so barren with a few months of Iran’s nuclear Tan, the U.S. is to take the initiative against Iran. (Guo Wenjing) >