Friday, May 05, 2006


As tensions continue to mount with Iran, many neighboring countries in the mideast are busy preparing doomsday plans in the event of nuclear war in their region....
Accordingto AFP, Persian Gulf Arab officials began a two-day meeting in Riyadh to discuss a nuclear-fallout emergency and contingency plan, an official from the oil-rich Persian Gulf bloc said.

The meeting had been planned for some time, but it comes against the backdrop of rising tensions between Iran and the West over Tehran's nuclear program.

Officials from health and environment ministries of the six member states of the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council (PGCC) "began discussing a proposed emergency plan drawn up by the Kuwaiti health ministry which would be implemented in the case of nuclear or radioactive dangers," the official from the Riyadh-based PGCC secretariat told AFP, requesting anonymity.

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