Gulf Kingdom

Country bordering the Persian Gulf.

Countries with a coastline on the Persian Gulf are (clockwise, from the north): Iran, OMan (exclave of Musandam), United Arab Emirates (UAE), Saudi Arabia, Qa Tar on a peninsula off the Saudi coast, Bah Rain on an island, Ku Wait, and Iraq in the northwest. Various small islands also lie within the Persian Gulf, some of which are the subject of territorial disputes between the states of the region.

The Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (Arabic: مجلس التعاون لدول الخليج العربية‎), originally (and still colloquially) known as the GulfCooperationCouncil (GCC, مجلس التعاون الخليجي), is a regional intergovernmental political and economic union consisting of all Arab states of the Persian Gulf, except for Iraq. Its member states are Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates.

cf Arab Spring

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