3/07/2012

GCC Ambassadors at UN Slam Iran's Interference in GCC Affairs

New York, Mar 7 (BNA) – GCC delegations at the United Nations have slammed the Iranian interference in the GCC affairs, asserting that it contravenes with the good neighborliness principles and international laws and norms.

This came as the permanent representative of Saudi Arabia to the United Nations Ambassador Abdulla bin Yahiya Al Mo'alimi, along with GCC, sent a message to the UN Secretary-General President of the UN Security Council, in reply to another sent by Iran's Foreign Minister to the UN.

The GCC representatives denounced the Iranian message, considering it as a blatant interference not only in the internal affairs of the Kingdom of Bahrain, a full UN member, but also in that of the GCC as a whole.

In this regard, they affirmed that the Joint Peninsula Shield Troops, founded in 1984, consists of forces from all member states, including Bahrain, stressing that those troops were deployed in the Kingdom at the request of the government of Bahrain, in line with collective security treaties bonding GCC states, especially the joint defense treaty, signed Dec 2000.


The ambassadors also said that the GCC states are proud of their peaceful relations with all nations of the world, calling upon Iran to commit itself to the principles of mutual respect and not meddle in the domestic affairs of sovereign countries.
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