Dubai police chief warns of Gulf war

 Lt.-Gen. Dahi Khalfan says recent tensions in Persian Gulf indicative of possible regional conflict; says UAE won’t allow Iran to use Strait of Hormuz as a weapon 
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Dubai Police Chief Lieutenant-General Dahi Khalfan warned Thursday that the recent tensions in the Iran to block the Iran: US presence in Gulf ‘not new issue’


„In the 1980s, it attacked ships which were afraid the cross the strait. This caused an increase in shipping insurance to enter the Gulf. Prices went up and the region became tense. So Iran is capable of fomenting tension in the region,” he said.



Khalfan urged the UAE to find an alternative to the Strait of Hormuz: „We in the Gulf have cards in our hands that allow us to marginalize the role of the Strait and undermine its importance. If we use our