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British Foreign Secretary William Hague gave the keynote address at the 2013 Manama Dialogue. He said that the UK will intensify foreign policy and security cooperation with its partners in the Gulf.
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US Secretary of Defence Chuck Hagel used his speech at the Manama Dialogue to reassure America’s Gulf allies. On the recent deal with Iran, he stressed ‘We have bought time for negotiations, not deception. All of us are clear-eyed.’
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Abdullatif Al Zayani, the Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council, called for more collective action by Gulf States. However, the Omani Foreign Minister, speaking from the floor, strongly rejected the development of the GCC into a closer formal union.
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Senator Tim Kaine outlined the four considerations that guided his thoughts on action against Syria: Can US military action make a difference? Would our involvement be appreciated? Will we have partners? And what’s the alternative?
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India has vital stakes in the Gulf Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid told the Manama Dialogue 2013 final session.
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The conflict in Syria dominated discussion in a special debate co-hosted by Sky News Arabia on Friday night before the formal opening of the Manama Dialogue.
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The 9th IISS Regional Security Summit took place from 6-8 December 2013 in Manama.
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