The six GCC states – Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar and Kuwait – long have viewed Iran’s regional policies with alarm. Most believe that Iran seeks to become a regional hegemon and that its nuclear and missile programs are a means to that end. All of these states have become increasingly alarmed over the last year at advances to these programs as well as by Iran’s support of terrorism, Tehran’s newly discovered ties to al Qaeda, and a recent Iranian plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to the United States.
Get unrestricted, actionable analysis and detailed forecasting from our dedicated team of intelligence experts.
Gain FULL access for 30 days and discover the power of information for politics, business, finance, security and much much more.
PLUS Get the CIA World Factbook FREE!Find out how ››
NO RISK, NO OBLIGATION.
LIGNET provides you with actionable intelligence and in-depth analyses from seasoned insiders including senior CIA officials, presidential advisors, ambassadors, and more.