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Iran: US stealth fighter deployment to UAE harmful

Iran: US stealth fighter deployment to UAE harmful

Iran's semiofficial Isna news agency is quoting the country's defense minister as saying deployment of American stealth fighter jets to the United Arab Emirates will damage regional security.
Gen. Ahmad Vahidi's comments Monday were the first official reaction to media reports of the recent deployment by the U.S. military of F-22 Raptors to the UAE's Al Dafra Air Base. The base has long hosted U.S. warplanes.
Vahidi said Iran considers the deployment "psychological warfare."
The deployment was first reported by the journal, Aviation Week.
Tehran and Washington are at odds over Iran's nuclear program. The U.S. and its allies worry Iran is seeking nuclear weapons, a charge Tehran denies.
The U.S. and Israel have not ruled out military action against Iranian facilities.


Updated : 2021-05-18 21:16 GMT+08:00