On the eve of the United States presidential elections, a landmark visit to Tehran by the head of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) has been widely regarded in the Persian Gulf region as a major diplomatic overture toward Tehran by the US-backed oil sheikdoms.
Nearly one year after President Mahmud Ahmadinejad’s landmark attendance at the GCC summit in Doha in December 2007, where he proposed a “new chapter of cooperation” between Iran and the GCC states – Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates – the latter have finally set aside their various misgivings and decided to take up Ahmadinejad’s proposals on economic, political and security domains….
We support Iran’s nuclear program, which is completely peaceful,” al-Attiyah [the GCC General Secretary] categorically stated, adding that he was “surprised” that the world had turned a blind eye to Israel’s possession of weapons of mass destruction.
I only have one comment…. We need to get off oil, stat, and I don’t even care how.