Gulf Arabs states reject Iran "interference"

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Posted: Apr 03, 2011 4:02 PM
Gulf Arabs states reject Iran "interference"

RIYADH (Reuters) - Gulf Arab states expressed deep concern on Sunday over what they called Iranian interference in their internal affairs, in a statement issued after a foreign affairs meeting in the Saudi capital Riyadh.

The statement rejected Iran's "continuing interference" in the internal affairs of the six members of the Gulf Cooperation Council, after Shi'ite Iran criticized Saudi Arabia for sending troops to Bahrain which faces protests by majority Shi'ites against the island state's Sunni ruling family.

(Reporting by Reem Shamseddine and Jason Benham; editing by Michael Roddy)