Joint Military Command for Gulf Nations12/11 07:26
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Six Gulf Arab nations wrapped up a
summit meeting in Kuwait by agreeing to establish a joint military command,
paving the way for tighter security coordination as their regional rival Iran
pursues outreach efforts.
The official Kuwait News Agency said Wednesday that the military partnership
was one of several initiatives agreed by the Gulf Cooperation Council member
It gave no details on when the command would be formed, how it would be
structured or the extent of its mandate.
Saudi Arabia and other Western-allied Gulf states are wary of Iran's
influence in the region. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif last
week visited four of the six Gulf nations in an effort to improve ties.
The GCC includes Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Oman and the United