Third GCC-US Summit discusses Iran's intervention, supporting legitimacy in Yemen

Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) , Sun, May 21, 2017

Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz and US President Donald Trump headed on Sunday the scheduled GCC-US Summit, discussing Gulf security and Iran's intervention in domestic affairs of the regional states, according to Saudi media.

Al-Riyadh newspaper said in a report on its website that the American and GCC leaders are also addressing turbulent conditions in Libya, forecasting that the summit will witness signing a memo for monitoring sources for funding terrorism.

The summit, the third held at this level since 2015, is also designed to boost commercial cooperation between the US and the GCC countries. The GCC-US summit tackles the issue of building the GCC defense network and boosting cooperation in various domains.

The previous GCC-US summits were held in 2015 and 2016, respectively in Camp David and Riyadh, also tackling Iran's intervention in domestic affairs of the regional states. They had also dealt with military cooperation and the US aid for the GCC countries to help them face threats.