Riyadh Gulf Arab states on Sunday voiced deep concern over what they called Iranian interference in their affairs after Iran objected to the despatch of Saudi troops to Bahrain and a spying row raised tensions.
HE Yousef Bin Alawi Bin Abdullah, Minister Responsible for Foreign Affairs, led the Sultanate’s delegation at the GCC Foreign Ministers’ extraordinary meeting.
A statement issued after the meeting rejected Iran’s “continuing interference” in the internal affairs of the six members of the GCC.
“The (foreign affairs ministers meeting) severely condemned Iranian interference in the internal affairs of Bahrain which is in violation of international pacts,” the statement said.
The meeting “condemned the baseless accusations in the irresponsible statement of the Iranian parliament regarding Saudi Arabia and considers it a hostile stand and a provocative interference”.
The meeting also condemned “the blatant Iranian interference in Kuwait through planting spy cells on its territory”. GCC also urged Yemen’s government and opposition to sit down for talks in a bid to overcome violence. “The GCC calls onto all parties in Yemen to return to national dialogue,” secretary-general Abdullatif Al-Zayani said. Agencies