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GCC stands with Saudi Arabia against threats to its security: Secretary General

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The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) stands with Saudi Arabia and supports all the measures the Kingdom takes to preserve its security, Secretary General Nayef al-Hajraf said during a meeting held with the foreign ministers of the member states.

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Any future negotiations with Iran must include discussions on the Iranian regime’s ballistic missiles and nuclear program, he said.

Iran continues to support militias and destabilize the region, al-Hajraf added.

The Secretary General condemned the Iran-backed Houthi militia for using civilians as shields in the ongoing conflict in Marib in Yemen.

He also condemned the heinous fire at a migrant detention center in Sanaa, which lead to the death of dozens of African migrants.

For his part, Bahrain’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdullatif al-Zayani expressed the Gulf countries’ support for Saudi Arabia.

“The GCC stands united with Saudi Arabia in the face of the ongoing threats it faces,” Bahrain’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdullatif al-Zayani says.

“We have witnessed widespread international solidarity with Saudi Arabia against the Houthi terrorist attacks,” he added.

Al-Zayani condemned the Iran-backed Houthi militia’s attacks on civilians in the Kingdom.

The difficult and critical circumstances countries in the region are facing require a united front, he said, adding that the Al Ula Declaration stressed the need for Gulf countries to have a united front.

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