An agreement by the United States to increase weapons sales to Arab allies in the Persian Gulf signifies that Washington is preparing for unconventional warfare against Iran, A US military analyst in California says.
The decision to speed up arms sales, which was announced by US Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday in Qatar, was taken under intense pressure from the pro-Israel lobby in the US, said Scott Bennet, a former US Army psychological warfare officer.
“This is sort of an appeasement to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC),” Bennet told Press TV on Monday.
“This should be condemned by the United Nations; there should be an outcry that says the United States should not be participating in the fomenting of civil wars and civil unrest and supporting mercenary guerilla operations against Syria and Iran via these [Arab] nations,” he added.
The United States has “agreed to expedite certain arms sales that are needed and that have taken too long in the past,” Kerry told reporters following a meeting with regional foreign ministers.