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US criticizes Iran presence at Qatar defense showcase

SpaceWar.com reports: “The US State Department warned of possible sanctions Thursday after Iranian military officials attended a defense show in Qatar and exhibited some of Iran’s military hardware.

‘We are deeply disappointed and troubled by the presence of Iranian military officials and reportedly Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps officers at the Doha Defense Show in Qatar,’ said State Department spokesman Ned Price.

‘We utterly reject their presence at the show and its maritime defense exhibit,’ Price said, calling Iran ‘the biggest threat to maritime stability in the Gulf region.’

Iran had a large display of models of its aircraft, missiles and other military equipment at the show, which also featured a visit by naval vessels of different countries and displays by some of the world’s leading military shipbuilders…”

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