Iranian regime a threat to the region: Mullen

The Iranian regime remains to be a threat against the region, the top US military officer Admiral Mike Mullen said on Monday in Qatar, according to AFP.

“Iran, I still believe, is a country that continues to foment instability in the region, take advantage of every opportunity,” said Mullen, who is the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

But “from my perspective that has not been the principal focus of what happened in Egypt or what happened in Bahrain or any of these other countries,” he said, referring to popular protests against various Middle East regimes.

Adm. Mullen also said that the Iranian regime “was part of the discussions today with the Saudis.”

He began a Gulf tour in Saudi Arabia on Sunday before visiting Qatar.

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