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  12/26/2012, Tevet 13, 5773

GCC Lashes Out at Iran, Calls for Transition in Syria

The six Gulf states sharpened their tone against Iran on Tuesday, demanding an immediate halt to its "interference" in their internal affairs while urging a rapid political transition in its ally Syria, AFP reported.

Concluding a two-day summit in Manama, the Gulf Cooperation Council members voiced support for Bahrain's Sunni minority regime while lashing out at Tehran, which they accuse of fueling a Shiite-led uprising in the host country last year.