Posted 13 May 2012 - 03:01 PM
Union project Saudi Arabia, Bahrain response to the efforts of Iran to declare unity with Iraq
Riyadh / Orr News
Saudi Arabia has extensive contacts with member states of the GCC and other Arab countries around the historic political move intended to do in the unity between them and Bahrain, while maintaining the name of the two countries.
According to sources, Riyadh, it is the GCC summit to be held in Riyadh next Monday will recognize the formula Union between Saudi Arabia and Bahrain to attend the Convention on the Union, the rest of the member states of the Gulf Cooperation Council, comprising Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, after the completion of negotiations between these countries.
Sources close access to union agreement be announced Monday said in response to a federal formula expected between Iraq and Iran, the impact statements to senior Iranian officials have said that Iraq and Iran, two souls in one body. He said a senior Gulf official said the leaders of the Cooperation Council for the six Gulf Arab states, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and Bahrain, will discuss next Monday in Riyadh, a kind of union between Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, the Gulf's largest and smallest.
He said Anwar Eshki head of the Center for Strategic Studies in Jeddah that the issue of the Union will be the basis for the summit and talk about this or any other type of unit is due pressure the Iranian strategic vacuum created by the withdrawal of Americans from Iraq.
Since February 2011, set off protests in Bahrain led by the Shiite opposition, accused by authorities loyal to Iran, but was suppressed after a month in conjunction with the entry of the Peninsula Shield force to protect vital installations at the request of the government. And between the Gulf Cooperation Council, a Shiite majority in Bahrain, but they only lose this feature in the event of the kind of union with Saudi Arabia, where no more than accounted for ten percent out of about twenty million people. He Ahqi that political will is the foundation of the Union Gulf, but there is concern among some that the Union will be at the expense of small States.
The Saudi monarch, King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz called on Gulf states during the last summit in Riyadh on December 19 last to move beyond cooperation to a stage of the Union in one entity. As Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal, two weeks ago during the Gulf Youth Forum that coordination and cooperation among the Gulf states may not be enough, calling for a federal formula to reach acceptable.
In the same context, through Ahqi believed that it would be, we have organized a very successful experience in the region, namely the union of seven emirates in reference to the establishment of the United Arab Emirates 1971. It is said that several projects that will assist in the integration of the Gulf states of the system, which was founded in 1981 in the midst of the war between Iraq and Iran, such as the customs union and monetary union, but there has been something of them.
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