Thu, 21st Aug 2008.
A Kuwaiti think-tank has suggested that any attack on Iran by the US or Israel would set fire on the entire Persian Gulf region.
The Diplomatic Center for Strategic Studies believes that a military confrontation between Iran and Israel or the US is looming on the horizon and that such a conflict would extend to the entire region, the Kuwaiti daily al-Watan reported.
The think-tank has urged Persian Gulf states to take precautionary measures and brace themselves for such a scenario.
According to the report, the US would doubtlessly try to target Iran's nuclear facilities and any such move by Washington would prompt Iran to launch counterattacks against US bases in the Persian Gulf littoral states--including those in Kuwait.
The report predicts that Iran would use its missile power to reduce the density of US strikes on its territory.
The think-tank warns that among the catastrophic consequences of this war would be an economic disaster for Kuwait because it would jeopardize the security of the Strait of Hormuz.
The Kuwaiti research center has urged the member states of the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council to promote a diplomatic solution to Iran's nuclear issue by reducing the tension between the concerned sides.
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