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6 years ago  ::  Apr 30, 2012 - 5:11PM #1
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You heard it hear first folks, and yes it is all due to the threat Iran poses to the Gulf States. Israel is not the only country which is wary of the Iranian regime and its intentions.

Saudi reviews Gulf union
Posted on : 2012-04-30

Wary of Iran and regional protest movements, Gulf Arab states are pushing ahead with plans for a political union that would involve joint foreign and defence policies, the Saudi foreign minister said in a speech at the weekend.
The comments by Prince Saud Al Faisal come two weeks ahead of a summit of U.S.-aligned Gulf leaders in Riyadh that will review an outline for such a union after Saudi King Abdullah first floated the idea last December.

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“Cooperation and coordination between the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) in its current format may not be enough to confront the existing and coming challenges, which require developing Gulf action into an acceptable federal format,” Prince Saud said in a speech delivered on his behalf by his deputy to a GCC youth conference in Riyadh on Saturday.
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