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GCC leaders gather in Riyadh

The GCC summit, being held in Riyadh on May 5, 2015, came amid mounting international concern over the Saudi-led air war on Shiite rebels in Yemen, the threat from jihadists and Gulf worries over their Shiite rival Iran.

GCC leaders gather in Riyadh
Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid al-Maktoum, ruler of Dubai looks on as he is welcomed by Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz (unseen) upon his arrival for the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit in Riyadh on May 5, 2015. The GCC summit came amid mounting international concern over the Saudi-led air war on Shiite rebels in Yemen, the threat from jihadists and Gulf worries over their Shiite rival Iran. (AFP/Getty Images)
GCC leaders gather in Riyadh
Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz (R) meets with Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid al-Maktoum, ruler of Dubai during the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit in Riyadh on May 5, 2015. The GCC summit came amid mounting international concern over the Saudi-led air war on Shiite rebels in Yemen, the threat from jihadists and Gulf worries over their Shiite rival Iran. (AFP/Getty Images)
GCC leaders gather in Riyadh
Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz (R) welcomes Emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah upon his arrival for the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit in Riyadh on May 5, 2015. The GCC summit came amid mounting international concern over the Saudi-led air war on Shiite rebels in Yemen, the threat from jihadists and Gulf worries over their Shiite rival Iran. (AFP/Getty Images)
GCC leaders gather in Riyadh
Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz (R) meets with Kuwait's Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah during the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit in Riyadh on May 5, 2015. The GCC summit came amid mounting international concern over the Saudi-led air war on Shiite rebels in Yemen, the threat from jihadists and Gulf worries over their Shiite rival Iran. (AFP/Getty Images)
GCC leaders gather in Riyadh
Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz (R) escorts Bahraini King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa upon his arrival in Riyadh to attend the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit on May 5, 2015. (AFP/Getty Images)
GCC leaders gather in Riyadh
Saudi Crown Prince and Interior Minister Prince Mohammed bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz (R) escorts the Representative of Sultan Qaboos bin Said of Sultanate of Oman, Sayyid Shihab bin Tariq Al-Said upon his arrival in Riyadh to attend the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit on May 5, 2015. (AFP/Getty Images)
GCC leaders gather in Riyadh
Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz (R) escorts Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani upon his arrival in Riyadh to attend the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit on May 5, 2015. (AFP/Getty Images)
GCC leaders gather in Riyadh
A Saudi honor guard stands during a welcoming ceremony for the leaders arriving for the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit in Riyadh on May 5, 2015. The GCC summit came amid mounting international concern over the Saudi-led air war on Shiite rebels in Yemen, the threat from jihadists and Gulf worries over their Shiite rival Iran. (AFP/Getty Images)