Turkey-GCC call for end to Iran interventions


Ankara—The foreign ministers of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) along with their Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu Friday urged Iran to stop its sectarian interferences in the region.
Addressing a joint press conference with Cavusoglu after the GCC-Turkey ministerial meeting, Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir called on “Iran and Iraq to refrain from promoting sectarianism in the region.”
A joint Turkish-GCC communique released after the meeting of ministers condemned “indiscriminate airstrikes on Syria’s Aleppo” and expressed “deep regrets” at the inability of the UN and the international community to stop the raids.
The GCC and Turkish foreign ministers met in Saudi Arabia’s capital Riyadh and reaffirmed “their complete rejection of the use of Iraqi territory as a safe haven for terrorist groups to carry out terror attacks including smuggling of weapons and explosives.”—Agencies