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    Six Gulf States Say Reject Iranian Interference in Middle East – Reports

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    The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) released a statement on Wednesday denouncing Iran’s alleged interference in the internal affairs of regional countries, the Saudi-owned Al Arabiya news channel said.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Foreign ministers of the six regional heavyweights – Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, and Oman – met in the Saudi capital Riyadh earlier today to discuss the situation in Syria, where they all back opposition forces, while Iran is considered an ally of the Syrian government.

    In their statement, the foreign ministers affirmed their support of a political solution for Syria and urged to create a mechanism to impose a ceasefire, the Saudi-based outlet reported.

    They also discussed the ongoing hostilities in Yemen, where Saudi-backed government troops have been fighting against Houthi opposition forces for almost a year.

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