Gulf Arab states support right of Saudi, UAE to defend interests

The six nations of the Gulf Cooperation Council called on Iran to stop funding "militias" and "terrorist organisations".
Friday 31/05/2019
Members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) take part in a summit in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, May 30. (Saudi Royal Court via Reuters)
Members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) take part in a summit in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, May 30. (Saudi Royal Court via Reuters)

MECCA, Saudi Arabia - Gulf Arab states voiced support for Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to take any action required to defend their security following recent attacks on their oil assets.

A statement published by Saudi state news agency SPA said the six nations had discussed at an emergency meeting in the kingdom a joint defence mechanism under the Gulf Cooperation Council alliance. They called on Iran to stop funding "militias" and "terrorist organisations".

(Reuters)