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    US State Secretary John Kerry has announced on Wednesday he will outline a US proposal for countering Iran’s regional activities during his upcoming meetings with the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) in Qatar.

    Kerry to Meet Gulf Leaders to Tell How to Counter Iran’s Regional Activity

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    US State Secretary John Kerry has announced on Wednesday he will outline a US proposal for countering Iran’s regional activities during his upcoming meetings with the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) in Qatar.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Kerry told members of the Senate Armed Services Committee:

    “In three days, I will be meeting with the whole GCC in Doha to lay out the very specifics of the proposal for how we are going to push back against Iran.” 

    Following the signing of the Iran nuclear agreement on July 14, the administration of US President Barack Obama has promised to more actively counter Iranian regional activities.

    In the hearing, Secretary Kerry emphasized that the US administration intends to “more effectively” enforce existing United Nations resolutions prohibiting the flow of weapons to Iranian proxies in the Middle East.

    Gulf media outlets reported last week that Kerry would be meeting with Gulf countries to oppose Iranian aggression in the Middle East.

    According to the US State Department, the primary purpose of Kerry’s visit is to reassure those allies on the merits of the recent Iranian nuclear agreement.

    The GCC is a regional union comprising Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates, which strongly objected to the recent deal with Tehran.

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