The U.S. Defense secretary over the weekend outlined a proposal to export antimissile systems to the six-member Gulf Cooperation Council in a bid to encourage greater missile-defense cooperation in the Persian Gulf, Defense News reported.
The United States appears ready to supply Oman with $2.1 billion in air-defense technology U.S. government personnel said would complement similar gear sold to regional partners including Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, United Press International reported on Tuesday.
The six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council and the United States have tentatively agreed to build a regional ballistic missile defense system, Bahraini Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmed bin Mohammed al-Khalifa said on Thursday.
An agreement inked on Tuesday in Washington formally authorizes deployment of U.S. ballistic missile interceptors to Romania in accordance with NATO efforts to establish a European missile shield (see GSN, May 5).
Romanian President Traian Basescu yesterday said he hopes to see talks conclude this year on hosting U.S. missile shield infrastructure in his nation, Agence France-Presse reported (see GSN, Sept. 17, 2010).
Romania has begun talks with the United States on hosting elements of the European missile defense network planned by the Obama administration, Agence France-Presse reported yesterday (see GSN, May 12).
Romania is expected to soon enter into formal talks with the United States on hosting elements of the Obama administration's planned Europe-based missile defenses, the Xinhua News Agency reported today (see GSN, Feb. 9).