- Title: BAHRAIN: Gulf states demand end to Iranian 'interference'
- Date: 25th December 2012
- Summary: MANAMA, BAHRAIN (DECEMBER 25, 2012) (REUTERS) BAHRAIN ROYAL HONOUR GUARDS STANDING BY FOR THE ARRIVAL OF SAUDI CROWN PRINCE SAUDI CROWN PRINCE, SALMAN BIN ABDULAZIZ, ENTERING THE SAKHAIR PALACE BAHRAIN KING, HAMAD BIN ISSA, BEING GREETED BY SAUDI CROWN PRINCE SALMAN BIN ABDULAZIZ FLAGS OF GCC COUNTRIES OMAN'S DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER FOR THE COUNCIL OF MINISTERS, FAHAD BIN MAHMOUD AL SAID, ARRIVING AT THE PALACE FAHAD BIN MAHMOUD AL SAID SHAKING HANDS WITH BAHRAIN'S KING LOGO OF THE GCC SUMMIT EMIR OF KUWAIT, SHEIKH JABER AL AHMAD AL SABAH, ARRIVING AT THE PALACE KING OF BAHRAIN GREETING EMIR OF KUWAIT ROYAL GUARDS GREETING UAE SHEIKH MOHAMMAD BIN RASHID AL MAKTOUM SHEIKH MOHAMMAD BIN RASHID AL MAKTOUM ENTERING THE PALACE KING OF BAHRAIN GREETING SHEIKH MOHAMMAD BIN RASHID GCC FLAGS BAHRAIN ROYAL GUARDS LEADERS WALKING TO THE FINAL-CLOSING SESSION OF THE GCC SUMMIT VARIOUS OF GCC LEADERS AT THE CLOSING SESSION GUARDS CLOSING DOORS OF THE MEETING HALL
- Embargoed: 9th January 2013 12:00
- Location: Bahrain
- Country: Bahrain
- Topics: International Relations
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- Story Text: A summit of Gulf Arab leaders came to a close on Tuesday (December 25) in Bahrain.
The countries demanded Iran end what they called interference in Gulf Arab affairs, reiterating the six U.S. allies' long-held mistrust of their regional rival.
A communique issued at the end of a two-day summit of the six-member Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) also called on the international community to bring a swift end to massacres and violations of international law in Syria.
"The council expressed its rejection and condemnation of the continuing Iranian interference in the affairs of the Gulf Cooperation Council's states and called on Iran to stop these policies," the statement said.
On Syria, the statement, read out by GCC Secretary-General Abdulatif al-Zayani, added: "We ask the international community for serious and swift moves to stop these massacres and these severe attacks that contradict all religions and international laws and humanitarian principles."
Apart from Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are the other members.
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