Iran criticizes PGCC summit final statement

December 6, 2007 - 0:0

TEHRAN -- Senior presidential advisor Mojtaba Samareh-Hashemi here on Wednesday expressed Iran’s displeasure over “some contents” of the final communiqué released at the latest Persian Gulf Cooperation Council summit.

The six-member Persian Gulf Cooperation Council -- Saudi Arabia, Oman, UAE, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain -- held its 28th summit in Doha on Monday.
The PGCC leaders invited President Mahmud Ahmadinejad to the summit in which he submitted 12 proposals meant to “reinforce brotherly ties” and “promote cooperation” among the regional states.
Samareh-Hashemi stated that Ahmadinejad’s participation in the conference was aimed at reinforcing relations between Iran and its neighbors in the Persian Gulf region.
Through attending the summit, the president rejected certain countries’ accusations that Iran was a threat to regional security, he added.
The Iranian officials also held talks with Qatari Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, Arab League's Secretary General Amr Moussa, UAE officials, and talked to media to clear up any possible ambiguities regarding Iran’s behavior in the region, said Samareh-Hashemi.
The presidential advisor added that the PGCC welcomed Iran’s “constructive proposals” to the summit.
He also rejected some claims that the summit’s final statement has questioned accomplishments achieved by Iran at the conference, adding, “Ahmadinejad’s trip was successful from different perspectives.