Thursday, December 14, 2017
 
 
News: Page (1) of 1 - 05/13/12 Email this story to a friend. email article Print this page (Article printing at MyDmn.com).print page facebook
Bahrain PM: Gulf union push expected
Bahrain: Gulf union plans expected to get push from Arab Spring, Iran worries
By The Associated Press

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) ' The prime minister of unrest-wracked Bahrain says Gulf Arab leaders are ready for closer ties on security and foreign policy issues to confront pressures such as Arab Spring uprisings and tensions with Iran.

The Gulf Cooperation Council is scheduled to meet Monday in Riyadh to examine ideas for greater union. Proposals have included more open borders and a regional defense force.

Bahrain's prime minister, Sheik Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, was quoted Sunday by a Saudi newspaper as saying that he expects union plans to move ahead. Calls have intensified during the 15-month uprising against Bahrain's monarchy. Iran's nuclear program has also stoked concerns.



The GCC includes Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Oman and the United Arab Emirates.


Page: 1


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 





Our Privacy Policy --- About The U.S. Daily News - Contact Us - Advertise With Us - Privacy Guidelines