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Saudi Arabia Invites Qatar To Attend GCC Summit Amid Iran Tensions

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia has invited Qatar to attend two emergency Arab summits being convened in the Saudi city of Mecca on May 30 to discuss mounting tensions between Iran and regional players.

Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani received an invitation from Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud to attend the summit of Gulf Arab rulers and a wider meeting of Arab leaders, the Qatari Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

The invitation was passed to Qatar by the head of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), the statement said, without saying whether Qatar would accept it.