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Gulf Cooperation Council Condemns “Continuing Iranian Interference”

The six Arab states that comprise the Gulf Cooperation Council have issued a joint communique condemning “continuing Iranian interference” in their internal affairs as well as Tehran’s growing nuclear program. “Politically, (there is) lots of meddling in the affairs of GCC states; an environmental threat to our region from the technology used inside nuclear facilities; and there is of course the looming nuclear program,” Khalid Bin Ahmed Bin Mohammed Al Khalifa of Bahrain said, referring to Iran’s suspected nuclear weapons program. With regards to Syria, the GCC, which has long called for Bashar al-Assad to step down, said in its statement: “We ask the international community for serious and swift moves to stop these massacres and these severe attacks.”

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