GCC To Close Embassies In Syria

The six Arab Gulf states will close their embassies in Syria in protest at the year-long violence in the country, said Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) head Abdellatif Al Zayani on early Friday.

A general view of a meeting held by Arab League foreign ministers to discuss Syria.

RIYADH — The six Arab Gulf states will close their embassies in Syria in protest at the year-long violence in the country, said Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) head Abdellatif Al Zayani on early Friday.

Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar and Kuwait took the step, he said, citing the regime’s “massacring its people, choosing the military option and rejecting all initiatives aimed at finding a solution to the crisis.”