US-Gulf summit to discuss Iranian ‘interference’

The GCC secretary general said the summit aims to strengthen close ties between GCC and the US

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The GCC’s secretary general said the upcoming US-Gulf summit on Thursday in the Saudi capital would address Iranian “interference” in the region and support of terrorist groups.

In an interview published Tuesday in the London-based Asharq al-Awsat daily, Abdul Latif bin Rashid al-Zayani said the summit aims to strengthen the close ties between the GCC and the US.

He also said the issue of maintaining security and stability in the Gulf will be comprehensively discussed by Gulf leaders and US President Barack Obama, who will be travelling to Saudi on Wednesday to meet with King Salman.

Zayani said the talks will also address the security and political developments in the region, particularly in Syria, Yemen, Libya and Iraq, as well as international efforts to fight terrorism and extremism.

The article was first published on the Arabic website of Al Arabiya News Channel on April 19th, 2016.

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