BBC: Officials from Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the UAE also urged a peaceful settlement to the crisis over Iran's nuclear programme.
The six Arab states said they were exploring the possibility of creating a shared nuclear programme.
The worst outcome for those in the west who wish for continued domination of the Middle East is a unified whole. If the GCC takes Iran's view on nukes, and begins to actively question Israel's nuclear arsenal, the game gets a whole lot more complicated.
Even Saudi King Abdullah can feel the heat: Our Arab region is besieged by a number of dangers, as if it was a powder keg waiting for a spark to explode.
A new Middle East indeed.