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Gulf states tell the Iranian regime it must stop support of terrorist factions.

Six of the seven Arab states which form the GCC, the Gulf Cooperation Council promoting stability in the Persian Gulf are ‘serious about standing up to [the] Iranian regime.’

The information comes as part of wire reports gathered by the National Council of Resistance of Iran’s (NCRI’s) on its news site on Tuesday.

Other details referred to Friday’s comments by Sheikh Khaled, the Bahraini foreign minister who said that the GCC workgroup ‘[is] prepared to confront Iran’s regime over its foreign policy.’

The report featured some fired-up criticism of the clerical regime’s continued backing of Lebanese Hezbollah, a destabilizing force in Syria. ‘Tehran’ – the Bahraini foreign minister warned – ‘should stop support for Middle East factions.’

The Kingdom of Bahrain cut diplomatic relations with the mullahs’ regime in January. Forging new allies the Bahrain News Agency reported about a meeting with King MH King Hamad who welcomed Morocco’s HM King Mohammed VI as part of a diplomatic invitation to ‘bolster bilateral ties’ and to sign cooperative protocols.

The meeting happened alongside the GCC-Morocco Summit between members of Arab countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council. ‘The two leaders discussed developments unfolding in Palestine, Syria, Iraq, Yemen and Libya.’

The focus of the GCC workgroup is to ‘send a message to Iran and to all its followers [that] we are now serious about confronting it.’

The two leaders agreed on ‘the need to muster all Arab and international efforts to combat the scourge of terrorism which is destabilizing countries and threatening international security and stability.’

It also ‘slammed blatant Iranian interference which subverts the security and stability of Bahrain, GCC states and Arab countries.’

Earlier in April a GCC workgroup including the United States also happened in Riyadh outlining its aims to ‘unite efforts in order to combat terrorism through [the use of] legal tools.’

Broadcasting on the Dubai-based al-Arabiya channel the message is stark. Interviewed by the channel, the Bahraini foreign minister said that “we have no hesitation to defend our people, states, interests and brothers in the region because this is a vital issue for us.”

He also added that “Bahrain and other Gulf states were ready to turn a new page with Tehran if it changed its foreign policy.”

About Siavosh Hosseini (200 Articles)
My background is in the visual arts, particularly in photojournalism. I have had the opportunity to cover scores of international artistic and news events in the US and across Europe since the mid-1980s. I was active in television newsrooms and production as a graphic designer and producer for more than 12 years in different television and news outfits in Europe.
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