Gulf Arab government accuses Iran of interference

ABU DHABI- Gulf Arab government dismissedas "interference" an Iranian suggestion that unrest in Syria andBahrain be discussed at nuclear talks between world powers andIran, accusing Tehran of constantly trying to destabilize someArab states

The secretary general of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)said the bloc "categorically rejected" Iran's proposal, sayingit was further evidence of Iranian meddling in the region, theBahraini news agency BNA reported on Thursday.

"This confirms Iran's clear interference in the domesticaffairs of Arab countries, and its continuous efforts todestabilise the security of some of these Arab countries," Abdulatif al-Zayani was quoted as saying.

Arab popular uprisings since 2011 have kindled increasedstrife between Shi'ite and Sunni Muslims that Sunni-ruled Gulfstates with restive Shi'ite communities blame on incitement fromregional Shi'ite power Iran, which denies this.

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