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Gulf states reject Iranian influence in region

Foreign ministers of GCC countries also demand a mechanism to impose ceasefire in Syria

Gulf states reject Iranian influence in region

The six-member Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) rejected on Wednesday what it said was Iranian interference in the region, Al Arabiya television said according to a statement by the regional body.

The foreign ministers of the GCC countries - Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Oman - who were meeting in Riyadh, also affirmed their support for a political solution in Syria.

The GCC statement also demanded a mechanism to impose a ceasefire in Syria.

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