U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has agreed to speed up arms sales to Gulf countries after the talks with the six countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) on Monday in Qatar. He added that the U.S. and states in the region would also increase efforts to share intelligence.
Qatari Foreign Minister Khalid al-Attiyah said the alliance wanted to spare the region “from any dangers and threats from nuclear weapons”.
“We look forward with hope to the nuclear agreement … leading to the preservation of security and stability in the region, and we emphasize the importance of cooperation with Iran based on principles of good neighborliness, non-interference in internal affairs and solving disputes peacefully,” he said during the talks.
Speaking about Syria, Kerry said “Our policy has and always will be clear. Will have a trilateral meeting with the Saudis, U.S. and Russia soon regarding it.”
Kerry also mentioned the Iranian-backed Houthi militias and urged all parties in Yemen to allow humanitarian aid to reach civilians.
“The actions of the Houthis have had a damaging effect on Yemen security and its people but in the meantime we urge all parties in Yemen to allow humanitarian aid and help to reach all people,” he said.