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US commits to inform GCC of Iran dialogue - Al-Jarallah
March 10, 2015, 9:13 am

Washington is committed to informing the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries about the developments of the nuclear dialogue with Iran "as they come in", Undersecretary of the Foreign Ministry Khaled Al-Jarallah said.

Al-Jarallah quoted the US State Secretary John Kerry as saying that any nuclear agreement with Tehran would not be at the expense of the GCC member states.

The recent meeting of the GCC Foreign Ministers with Kerry was "good and very important", Al-Jarallah said in a press statement after he attended a lecture for Egypt's former Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmi at Kuwait's Saud Nasser Al-Sabah Diplomatic Institute on Monday. The meeting held in Riyadh last week covered all regional issues, he said.

There was dire need to listen to the US views and to have consultations on these issues, Al-Jarallah said. Discussions covered "the fierce terrorist attack targeting the Arab Nation, either in Syria, Iraq, Yemen or Libya." Asked on a proposal on a nuclear umbrella for the GCC states against potential danger, Al-Jarallah said that the US has been reiterating its commitment to GCC security.

On Yemen, Al-Jarallah hoped the dialogue among Yemeni rivals could be shifted to Riyadh. This will help all powers take part, he said, pointing to the deteriorating conditions in Sanaa. He noted that relocating GCC embassies in Yemen to the southern city of Aden was a "logistic decision."

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