GCC Countries Adopt Realistic Approach For Relations With Tehran - UAE FM
CAIRO, March 8 (Bernama) -- The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries have adopted a realistic approach for relations with Iran, said Dr Anwar bin Mohammed Gargash, United Arab Emirates (UAE) Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Emirates News Agency (WAM) reported.
Addressing the 147th session of Arab League's Council meeting in here Wednesday, Dr Gargash said that thanks to the prominent role by Kuwait, the GCC countries have adopted a realistic approach that governed their relations with Iran.
This is based on non-interference in other countries affairs, Tehran's acceptance that the Iranian revolution is an internal matter that is not fit for exporting into Arab countries and acceptance of the principle to base nationality on citizenship, not sectarianism.
"These are the foundations (of the relations) collectively adopted by the GCC countries and until Tehran agrees to them, it remains as a country with intervention and expansion plans that undermine our Arab security and stability," WAM quoted him as saying.
"It is important we bring to the Arab League Council's attention that Iran is still playing a role in undermining the Arab security and stability, which is evident in many crises taking place in Syria, Yemen and Bahrain.
"It is unacceptable for us when someone says that they control four or five Arab capitals," DrGargash said.
The UAE's delegation for the meeting, haeded by Dr Gargash, included Juma Mubarak Al Junaibi, UAE Ambassador to Egypt and Permanent Representative to the Arab League, Faris Al Mazrouei, Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation for Security and Military Affairs, Abdul Rahim Yousif Al Awadhi, Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation for Legal Affairs and other ministry officials.