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Equipping weapons has long been one of the strategic actions of international system units. Pixabay

By Amin Bagheri

Equipping weapons has long been one of the strategic actions of international system units that have been used to manage and secure themselves, although this form of action has led to arms contests. In recent years, these arms competitions have become more objective in the Persian Gulf, especially in the Arab countries of the region. The escalation of political tensions in the Middle East is seen as the main reason for the escalation of the arms race in the region, especially in the Gulf. Despite the economic crisis and the declining income of the Persian Gulf countries, the military expenditures of these countries have not decreased, but have an upward trend. Gulf states, fearful of the rise of other countries and growing internal discontent, continue to make staggering arms purchases from Western countries, plunging the Persian Gulf region into a deep arms race. Western governments selling arms continue to demand ransom from the Gulf states in such a large-scale arms deal. The cost of purchasing military weapons from the Gulf states has risen at an unprecedented rate in recent years. Interventions by foreign powers, especially the United States, in the regional instability caused by these interventions, lack of regional security mechanisms, regional rivalries in the Persian Gulf with each other, internal disputes between Arabs and civil wars in Syria, and military strikes on Yemen are the most important reasons for Arab countries to buy weapons and military competition.

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