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GCC ‘stepping up security co-operation’

Manama, June 16, 2013

Landmark improvements to military ties among GCC states are coming soon, said a senior official of the Bahrain Defence Force (BDF).

BDF Commander-in-Chief Marshal Shaikh Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa told Kuwaiti daily Al Rai that a study has been completed for a GCC military union, reported the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication.

A maritime co-ordination centre will also be approved, he said.

Shaikh Khalifa also affirmed the capabilities of Bahrain’s security agencies to deal with those attempting to destabilize its security, describing them as “weak and beaten”.

“We are stronger than ever before in terms of measures, readiness and security forces,” he said.

On Iran’s interference in Syria, he stressed the necessity to dispatch forces to halt massacres.

He warned against Iran, Iraq, Lebanon and the Badr Army extending their sphere of influence outside Syria and exporting sectarianism to other countries. – TradeArabia News Service

Tags: Iran | GCC | Bahrain Defence Force | Military Co-operation |

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