RIYADH - Gulf Arab leaders on Tuesday endorsed Saudi King Abdullah's
call to form a "single entity" after hinting at Iranian threats, and
demanded Syria immediately implement an Arab peace plan to defuse months
of violence over anti-government protests.
Gulf leaders agreed on "...adopting king Abdullah's suggestion of moving
from cooperation to unity that would support our people overcome the
challenges faced by the GCC," the statement said.
on Monday said that the security of Saudi Arabia and its Arab neighbors
was being targeted, in an apparent reference to regional rival Iran, and
called on Gulf Arab states to "move beyond the stage of cooperation and
into the stage of unity in a single entity".