Gulf States Encourage Extension of Arms Embargo

Middle Eastern nations concerned with Iran’s continued aggressive action.

The six countries that make up the Gulf Cooperation Council have submitted a joint statement supporting the extension of the Iran arms embargo that would otherwise expire in October. The states of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates claim that Iran has “not ceased or desisted from armed interventions in neighboring countries, directly and through organizations and movements armed and trained by Iran.”

The statement continues, “It is inappropriate to lift the restrictions on conventional weapons’ movement to and from Iran until it abandons its destabilizing activities in the region and ceases to provide weapons to terrorist and sectarian organizations.” The White House and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo have pushed for the extension of the arms embargo. A vote on the resolution to extend the embargo is expected this week in the United Nations Security Council.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For President Trump as he strategizes for middle eastern peace.
  • For Secretary Pompeo as he gins up support for the extension of the embargo. 
  • For the Lord’s will to be accomplished in the Middle East.

Sources: Washington Free Beacon, Reuters


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