Top US general warns of Iran, China and Russia in Middle East

June 8, 2021

The Jerusalem Post:

Gen. Kenneth McKenzie, head of US Central Command, on Monday warned about Iran’s destabilizing activities and the roles of Russia and China in the Middle East.

During a special briefing, he spoke about his visit to Iraq and Syria and the US withdrawal from Afghanistan.

“Another priority is deterring Iran’s destabilizing activities, which remains the biggest threat to stability in the Middle East,” he said. “I believe that our posture in the region has had a deterrent effect on Iran and made it more difficult for them to deny attribution for their malign activities.”

Deterrence involves the US deploying ships, airpower and missile-defense capabilities, McKenzie said…

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