ABU DHABI- Gulf Arab government dismissed
as "interference" an Iranian suggestion that unrest in Syria and
Bahrain be discussed at nuclear talks between world powers and
Iran, accusing Tehran of constantly trying to destabilize some
The secretary general of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)
said the bloc "categorically rejected" Iran's proposal, saying
it was further evidence of Iranian meddling in the region, the
Bahraini news agency BNA reported on Thursday.
"This confirms Iran's clear interference in the domestic
affairs of Arab countries, and its continuous efforts to
destabilise the security of some of these Arab countries,"
Abdulatif al-Zayani was quoted as saying.
Arab popular uprisings since 2011 have kindled increased
strife between Shi'ite and Sunni Muslims that Sunni-ruled Gulf
states with restive Shi'ite communities blame on incitement from
regional Shi'ite power Iran, which denies this.