Threats by Iran lead to joint GCC defense pact

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), a regional grouping of six oil-producing countries in the Middle East, has decided to establish a joint defense system to meet what it called growing regional threats.

Briefing reporters on the conclusion of a two-day GCC summit in the Bahraini capital Manama on Tuesday, Secretary-General Abdullatif Al-Zayani said the summit had agreed to establish a joint military command for member-countries’ naval, air and ground forces while endorsing a GCC security pact, the Arab News reported.

Leaders who attended the summit reiterated their commitments to the principle of joint collective security through the development of military capabilities and self-development of each of the GCC states and the commitment “to promote the development of the common defense system to defend the achievements of the states.”

The summit urged Iran to stop immediately its “interference” in the internal affairs of the GCC countries. The GCC “rejects and denounces” Iran’s “continued interference” in their internal affairs and Tehran must “immediately and completely stop these actions and policies that increase regional tension and threaten security and stability,” the Saudi newspaper quoted Al-Zayani as saying.

The summit condemned Iran’s “continued occupation of the three UAE islands — Abu Musa, Greater Tunb and Lesser Tunb — located at the entrance of the strategic Strait of Hormuz. “Any acts or practices implemented by Iran on the three islands will be deemed null and void and should not entail any change in legal or historic status of the islands which confirm the right of supremacy of the UAE over its three islands,” Al-Zayani said.

It also urged Tehran to cooperate with the U.N. nuclear watchdog the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) over its controversial nuclear program and to ensure the safety of its Bushehr atomic power plant on the Gulf to avoid any nuclear accident.

Al-Zayani said the summit leaders reiterated their support for the Gulf Union proposed by King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia at the last summit held in Riyadh to strengthen the organization in the backdrop of growing regional threats.

They also called for a rapid political transition in Syria to end the crisis, while supporting the Syrian mission of U.N.-Arab League special envoy Lakhdar Brahimi, and hoped that it “will help achieve agreement within the Security Council.”

The GCC states affirmed their support to the newly-formed Opposition coalition “as the legitimate representative of the Syrian people.” According to activists, more than 35,000 people have been killed since a popular uprising broke out in March, 2011 against the much-despised regime of President Bashar al-Assad whose family ruled the Middle East nation for more than three decades.

The GCC consists of Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman and the UAE.

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  • FreetheME

    Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman and the UAE should shut their mouths and crawl bag into the hole they came out of. Iran could destroy these Zionist pigs with one missile. Like their pathetic meeting means anything.Go ask your master the US what your next move should be you animals.

    • master09

      yeh Freethe ME of crap, oh shit if we did that we will have no one living in the ME,, lol.WHATS THE DIFFERANCE BETWEEn IRAN ARABS OR LEBS, OR EVEN YANKS , THEY ARE ALL THE SAME THEY ALL DON’T GIVE A SHIT ABOUT THE PEOPLE……BUT THE FUNNY SHIT IS PEOPLE SUPPORT ONE GROUP OVER ANOTHER…. THE BRAIN WASHING GOES ON….THEY ARE ALL THE SAME………

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/QUHCMQH262LEGPZCMEGORVMP2I Preview

         Finally something we agree on.

        • master09

          i DON’T NEED NO ONE TO AGREE WITH ME, LOL

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/QUHCMQH262LEGPZCMEGORVMP2I Preview

         btw u r a hypocrite coz i saw ur original comment before u edited it. your “usa usa blah blah” rant.

        • master09

          by the way I was making a joke but I thought that people see that GO GO USA RANT AND THEY JUMP UP AND DOWN, LOL.I DON’T GIVE A SHIT ABOUT USA OR THE ARABS IT WAS A LAUGH AT THOSE BRAINWASHED CLOWNS IF YOU GET MY DRIFT LOL…A LOT OF HYPOCRITSSSSSS AROUND IF YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN LOL…,,,

  • FreetheME

    Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman and the UAE should shut their mouths and crawl bag into the hole they came out of. Iran could destroy these Zionist pigs with one missile. Like their pathetic meeting means anything.Go ask your master the US what your next move should be you animals.

    • master09

      yeh Freethe ME of crap, oh shit if we did that we will have no one living in the ME,, lol.WHATS THE DIFFERANCE BETWEEn IRAN ARABS OR LEBS, OR EVEN YANKS , THEY ARE ALL THE SAME THEY ALL DON’T GIVE A SHIT ABOUT THE PEOPLE……BUT THE FUNNY SHIT IS PEOPLE SUPPORT ONE GROUP OVER ANOTHER…. THE BRAIN WASHING GOES ON….THEY ARE ALL THE SAME………

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/QUHCMQH262LEGPZCMEGORVMP2I Preview

         Finally something we agree on.

        • master09

          i DON’T NEED NO ONE TO AGREE WITH ME, LOL

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/QUHCMQH262LEGPZCMEGORVMP2I Preview

         btw u r a hypocrite coz i saw ur original comment before u edited it. your “usa usa blah blah” rant.

        • master09

          by the way I was making a joke but I thought that people see that GO GO USA RANT AND THEY JUMP UP AND DOWN, LOL.I DON’T GIVE A SHIT ABOUT USA OR THE ARABS IT WAS A LAUGH AT THOSE BRAINWASHED CLOWNS IF YOU GET MY DRIFT LOL…A LOT OF HYPOCRITSSSSSS AROUND IF YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN LOL…,,,

  • plomca

    Iran is certainly a big threat to the region and even to the world. It is matter of time, when war will be brought onto the soils of Iran. This terrorist regime will be a problem to all and will have to be dealt with.

    Even though, they rant and rave how powerful they are and show the world that thousands of foolish Iranians are willing to die for Iran, by kamikaze style – they will be eventually defeated. It won’t be easy, but when the world is united to crush this evil regime, it can be done.

    Peace in the region or the world cannot exit, as long Iran keeps exporting terrorism throughout the world. It must be crushed, and most importantly, free the people of Iran from the mullahs.

    We seen this before, when a evil regime exists and creates havoc, destruction and death around them and also to their own people, like the Nazis did in the 40’s. But, the world came together and destroyed this evil regime. We will have to do the same for Iran.

    As long the evil mullahs keep their grips on Iran, Iran will be problem to all of us!

  • plomca

    Iran is certainly a big threat to the region and even to the world. It is matter of time, when war will be brought onto the soils of Iran. This terrorist regime will be a problem to all and will have to be dealt with.

    Even though, they rant and rave how powerful they are and show the world that thousands of foolish Iranians are willing to die for Iran, by kamikaze style – they will be eventually defeated. It won’t be easy, but when the world is united to crush this evil regime, it can be done.

    Peace in the region or the world cannot exit, as long Iran keeps exporting terrorism throughout the world. It must be crushed, and most importantly, free the people of Iran from the mullahs.

    We seen this before, when a evil regime exists and creates havoc, destruction and death around them and also to their own people, like the Nazis did in the 40’s. But, the world came together and destroyed this evil regime. We will have to do the same for Iran.

    As long the evil mullahs keep their grips on Iran, Iran will be problem to all of us!

  • Persistent

    Backward, useless, wicked and twisted bunch of despots…..

  • Persistent

    Backward, useless, wicked and twisted bunch of despots…..

  • nagy_michael2

    Tehran is developing its own plans for continuing the Syrian war and
    maintaining its grip on the country – even as Washington and Russia press on
    with secret discussions on the fate of Syrian president Bashar Assad, backed
    by UN-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi’s mediation efforts in Damascus.
    Tuesday, Dec. 25, the envoy said after meeting Assad that he would stay on for
    another six days in the hope of persuading the parties to end their bloody
    hostilities.
    At the same time, Iran is putting its military and intelligence
    assets in place ready for the day after Assad’s departure.
     In the
    opinion of Saudi intelligence chiefs who attended the two-day GCC summit in
    Manama Monday and Tuesday, Iran has drawn up plans to sabotage any deal
    Washington and Moscow may pull off between Assad and the rebels for ending their
    war and incapacitate any transitional regime set up to replace the Assad
    presidency.
    Those sources report that Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei
    has already issued directives to Gen. Qassem Soleimani, head of the Al Qods
    Brigades (Iran’s external intelligence and terrorist arm), for perpetuating the
    Syrian conflict by means of a terrorist network spread across the country and
    operating in conjunction with local militias.
    “These militias,” said one
    Saudi intelligence source, “all depend on Hizballah for their supplies of
    weapons, explosives, funds and intelligence.”
    Their task together with the
    terrorist cells will be to keep Syria in a constant state of warfare and so
    prevent any central government in Damascus from exercising its authority after
    Assad’s exit. There will be one secure island in the havoc: a fortified
    enclave in the
    capital. This setup will resemble the fortified palace compound in Kabul where
    Afghan President Hamid Karzai is barricaded, or Baghdad’s Green Zone in which
    Iraqi Prime Minister
    Nouri al Maliki is protected.
    Iran’s Hizballah design for Syria borrows heavily from Soleimani’s al Qods
    program for Iraq in the years 2003-2007.
    Then, Tehran used its terrorist squads under Hizballah’s guidance to systematically
    derail US control of the country. They generated violent mayhem for the purpose
    of rendering any pro-Western regime rising in Baghdad unsustainable and forced
    it to make way for a government dependent on Tehran.
    Today, Iraq’s prime minister is reduced to a measure of dependence that
    leaves him powerless to stop the Iranian airlift bound for Syria transiting his
    country’s airspace and sends him running to Tehran for approval before every
    change of policy.
    The Supreme Leader is believed by Saudi intelligence to
    have condemned post-Assad, post-war Syria to a version of this scenario and
    blocked any chance for the US and the West to extricate the country from Iran’s
    clutches, whether the Syrian ruler stays or goes.
    Five years after performing for Tehran in Iraq, Hizballah has been recast for
    the return show in Syria – the only difference being the change in a key role.
    In Iraq, Al Qods benefited from the services of Hizballah’s late military chief
    Imad Mughniyeh, who was assassinated in Damascus in February, 2008. His
    successor is Wafiq Safa, a kinsman of Hizballah Secretary General Hassan
    Nasrallah, who is already working in Syria with the commander of Iranian forces
    in Lebanon, Gen. Hossein Mahadavi,.
    Saudi intelligence is deeply pessimistic about the next stage of Syria’s
    future. They envisage Bashar Assad sticking it out in Damascus and pretty soon
    giving the order to launch chemical and biological warfare against the
    insurgency and Syria’s close neighbors.

  • nagy_michael2

    Tehran is developing its own plans for continuing the Syrian war and
    maintaining its grip on the country – even as Washington and Russia press on
    with secret discussions on the fate of Syrian president Bashar Assad, backed
    by UN-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi’s mediation efforts in Damascus.
    Tuesday, Dec. 25, the envoy said after meeting Assad that he would stay on for
    another six days in the hope of persuading the parties to end their bloody
    hostilities.
    At the same time, Iran is putting its military and intelligence
    assets in place ready for the day after Assad’s departure.
     In the
    opinion of Saudi intelligence chiefs who attended the two-day GCC summit in
    Manama Monday and Tuesday, Iran has drawn up plans to sabotage any deal
    Washington and Moscow may pull off between Assad and the rebels for ending their
    war and incapacitate any transitional regime set up to replace the Assad
    presidency.
    Those sources report that Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei
    has already issued directives to Gen. Qassem Soleimani, head of the Al Qods
    Brigades (Iran’s external intelligence and terrorist arm), for perpetuating the
    Syrian conflict by means of a terrorist network spread across the country and
    operating in conjunction with local militias.
    “These militias,” said one
    Saudi intelligence source, “all depend on Hizballah for their supplies of
    weapons, explosives, funds and intelligence.”
    Their task together with the
    terrorist cells will be to keep Syria in a constant state of warfare and so
    prevent any central government in Damascus from exercising its authority after
    Assad’s exit. There will be one secure island in the havoc: a fortified
    enclave in the
    capital. This setup will resemble the fortified palace compound in Kabul where
    Afghan President Hamid Karzai is barricaded, or Baghdad’s Green Zone in which
    Iraqi Prime Minister
    Nouri al Maliki is protected.
    Iran’s Hizballah design for Syria borrows heavily from Soleimani’s al Qods
    program for Iraq in the years 2003-2007.
    Then, Tehran used its terrorist squads under Hizballah’s guidance to systematically
    derail US control of the country. They generated violent mayhem for the purpose
    of rendering any pro-Western regime rising in Baghdad unsustainable and forced
    it to make way for a government dependent on Tehran.
    Today, Iraq’s prime minister is reduced to a measure of dependence that
    leaves him powerless to stop the Iranian airlift bound for Syria transiting his
    country’s airspace and sends him running to Tehran for approval before every
    change of policy.
    The Supreme Leader is believed by Saudi intelligence to
    have condemned post-Assad, post-war Syria to a version of this scenario and
    blocked any chance for the US and the West to extricate the country from Iran’s
    clutches, whether the Syrian ruler stays or goes.
    Five years after performing for Tehran in Iraq, Hizballah has been recast for
    the return show in Syria – the only difference being the change in a key role.
    In Iraq, Al Qods benefited from the services of Hizballah’s late military chief
    Imad Mughniyeh, who was assassinated in Damascus in February, 2008. His
    successor is Wafiq Safa, a kinsman of Hizballah Secretary General Hassan
    Nasrallah, who is already working in Syria with the commander of Iranian forces
    in Lebanon, Gen. Hossein Mahadavi,.
    Saudi intelligence is deeply pessimistic about the next stage of Syria’s
    future. They envisage Bashar Assad sticking it out in Damascus and pretty soon
    giving the order to launch chemical and biological warfare against the
    insurgency and Syria’s close neighbors.