GCC Summit: Iran must stop intervention

The vision unveiled last year urges to consolidate ‘joint efforts’ between the six Gulf states

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The Gulf Summit has urged implementation of Saudi king’s vision to complete a transition that will see an integrated Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), after wrapping up its 37th session in the Bahraini capital Manama on Wednesday.

“The council has reviewed work in implementing Saudi King Salman’s vision unveiled on Dec. 9-10, 2015, to consolidate joint Gulf efforts,” the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.


King Salman’s vision is to see GCC transitioning from mere cooperation to implement more of “joint efforts” in defense, security and economics.

The GCC states - made of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and the UAE - also reiterated its stance on Iran when it urged Tehran to stop intervening in the region.

This 37th session also has Britain participating.

British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday that it is essential to work with the Gulf in order to underline security risks and the issue of terrorism.

May stated that as security risks increased in the Arab region and Western countries alike, it was essential to “work together” in order to combat terrorism.

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