President Barack Obama speaks while hosting the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) at Camp David in Maryland (REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque).

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On Iran, the GCC is paying the price of relying on Benjamin Netanyahu

May 19, 2015, Shibley Telhami

Although the recent Camp David summit reinforced cooperation between Washington and the Gulf Cooperation Council states, Shibley Telhami examines the unresolved issue between the two sides — GCC fears that Iranian influence will expand in the aftermath of a deal. Telhami argues that the GCC relied on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to make the case against the deal, but his focus on the nuclear program resulted in the region's broader concerns about Iranian policies to be sidestepped.

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