US calls for unification of Arab states against Iran

Doha, Sept 12, IRNA - In interventionist remarks, commander of the US Central Forces called for the unification of Persian Gulf's littoral Arab States against the Islamic Republic of Iran.

In the Kuwait, Joseph Votel said that Persian Gulf states should put aside their differences and unite against Iran and the extremist groups.

At a joint meeting of Persian Gulf Cooperation Council (PGCC) heads of armies and their counterparts in Egypt and Jordan, Votel claimed that currently destabilizing activities of Iran is threatening regional security.

The US military official demanded the development of other partnerships, emphasizing the need to develop and integrate regional power for the benefit of the common national security.

The joint meeting of PGCC's heads of armies, the United States, Egypt and Jordan will be held two days after the 15th meeting of the PGCC Military Committee.

This is the first meeting of the PGCC Military Committee following the crisis in relations between Qatar and its neighbors.

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain and Egypt on June 5, 2017 cut all ties with the country by accusing Qatar of supporting terrorism.

The Kuwaiti newspaper al- Ra'y referring to joint meeting of the Arabian states Chiefs of Staff, the United States, Egypt and Jordan pointed to the possibility of announcing the start of the formation of the Arabian NATO, quoting sources from the Pentagon.

Last August, some Arab sources said the United States was seeking a political and security coalition with six Persian Gulf states along with Egypt and Jordan to confront Iran.

A summit on this issue is scheduled to take place on October 12th and 13th at the request of President of the United States Donald Trump, with the presence of eight leaders in Washington.

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