Gulf Arab countries on Sunday, voiced deep concern over what they said was Iranian interference in their affairs, after Iran objected to sending troops to Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and spy dispute that has raised tensions.
One statement, issued after a meeting of foreign ministers Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), which has six members, “harshly criticized the Iranian interference in internal affairs of Bahrain which is a violation of international treaties”. Iran has criticized Saudi Arabia for sending troops to Bahrain, who faced demonstrations by the majority Shiites against the Sunni royal family that ruled the small island nation.
Saudi Arabia and other countries, Sunni-ruled Gulf, which is wary of the influence of Shiite Iran and upheaval, see Bahrain is facing the biggest threat of widespread popular unrest in the region since January. The meeting was “condemned the baseless accusations (by) the Iranian parliament on Saudi Arabia and assume (accusations) that as a stance of hostility and ampurtangan provocative.”
One important commission Iranian parliament has warned that Saudi Arabia “has been playing with fire” by sending troops to Bahrain. Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states said the army was sent under the defense agreement with the GCC.
“I expect the leaders of Iran to reconsider its relationship and cooperation as well … urusannnya with GCC countries in a serious and true,” said Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahayan, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), told reporters .
The meeting was also blasted “a prominent Iranian interference in Kuwait through the placement cell spy.” A Kuwaiti court last week sentenced to death on two Iranians and a Kuwaiti citizen for taking part in what is suspected Iranian spy network that has been tense in the case of Kuwait-Tehran relations.
Kuwait, on Thursday, said the country might be rid of three Iranian diplomats as spies dispute and recalled its ambassador from Tehran.