Agence France-PresseFebruary 28, 2013 22:45
The conservative Arab monarchies of the Gulf will meet newly appointed US State Secretary John Kerry on Sunday, amid reservations over his administration's policies on Syria and Iran, analysts say.
Kerry is scheduled to meet his counterparts from the six member states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) in Riyadh, before flying on to the United Arab Emirates and Qatar.
There is "concern, frustration and disappointment about US policy. Some high GCC officials say in private they find it difficult to trust the US," said Abdulaziz Sager, chairman of the Gulf Research Centre.