Kuwait, Bahrain join Saudi Arabia in recalling envoys to Damascus
Kuwait on Monday decided to recall its envoy from Damascus, a day after Saudi Arabia took the same step. "We have decided to recall our ambassador from Syria for consultations," Kuwait's Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed al-Sabah told reporters after meeting a parliamentary committee.
"No one can accept the bloodshed in Syria... The military option must be halted," said Sheikh Mohammed, according to AFP. Sheikh Mohammed comveyed the foreign ministers of the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states will hold a meeting shortly to discuss the developments in Syria.
"There will be a meeting for the GCC foreign ministers soon and a joint GCC move to discuss the issues related to Syria," he said.
Kuwait last week urged Syria to halt the bloodshed. Hundreds of Kuwaitis held demonstrations on Friday in solidarity with the Syrian people and demanded the expulsion of the Syrian ambassador.
Meanwhile, Bahrain a close ally to Saudi Arabia declared also it recalled its ambassador to Damascus.