Riyadh, Apr 18 (): Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), after a meeting in the Saudi capital Riyadh yesterday, called in a statement for “necessary measures” from UN against Iran to prevent it from sowing regional discord. This comes soon after Hillary Clinton called on Mid-east countries to understand that Iran was sowing discontent in their States.
GCC — Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates — “categorically rejects all foreign interference in its affairs… and invites the Iranian regime to stop its provocations.”
Delegations of Yemeni government and the opposition headed on Sunday for Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, is to participate an extraordinary meeting of foreign ministers of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), which aims to seek solutions for Yemeni’s current political crisis and to clarify about the recent GCC initiative.
US Secertary of State Hillary Clinton said, Iran was clearly trying to use uprisings around the Middle East region, to further its own goals and foment broader unrest, while at the same time cracking down on its own reform movement.
” I think that everyone is aware of its efforts to exploit and even hijack what are legitimate protests. But certainly in an era of instant communication, we hope that people will not be fooled by their tactics,” she said.
Clinton said, ” The US sees no evidence yet that Iran instigated such protests, but we do see activities by Iran to try to take advantage of these uprisings.”
Reports from Dubai says Abdullah al-Shehhi, who was part of a group of 133 Emirati nationals,who petitioned the president on March 9 for direct elections, was taken from the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah on Friday.