Hagel outlines new weapons sale plan for Gulf nations to protect against Iran threat

  • by: LOLITA C. BALDOR , Associated Press
  • Updated: December 7, 2013 - 2:30 AM

MANAMA, Bahrain — U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel opened the door for the U.S. to sell missile defense and other weapons systems to U.S.-friendly Gulf nations, with an eye toward boosting their abilities to counter Iran's ballistic missiles, even as global powers ink a nuclear deal with Tehran.

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