Obama: our contacts with Gulf countries not directed against Tehran

Obama: our contacts with Gulf countries not directed against Tehran

The security cooperation of Washington with countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) is not aimed at confrontation with Iran, US President Barack Obama said. 


Obama hosted the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) for a rare summit at the Camp David presidential retreat.


"The purpose of our security cooperation is not to marginalize Iran. None of our nations have an interest in a conflict with Iran. We welcome an Iran that plays a responsible role in the region," the US president said during a press conference.


According to him, Tehran must take "concrete and practical steps" to build trust and resolve its differences with its neighbors by peaceful means and abide by international rules and norms, RIA Novosti reports.

 

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