KUWAIT CITY, KUWAIT
Leaders of the six Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states arrived in Kuwait City on November 27 to open a three-day summit meeting to discuss the continuing Iran-Iraq war, its effects on the Gulf's oil production and problems of regional security.
KUWAIT CITY, KUWAIT
1. GVs Motorcade with leaders arriving under heavy protection (2 shots) 0.21
2. GV Hosts greeting visiting dignitaries, aides nearby 0.41
3. GV Conference room with leaders and aides 0.43
4. GVs Speaker addressing conference (ARABIC SOT) (3 shots) 0.51
5. GV Delegates listening (2 shots) 1.00
6. SVs King Fahd of Saudi Arabia (2 shots) 1.05
7. SCU Sultan Qaboos of Oman listening 1.13
8. CUs Kuwait Hyatt Regency sign, guards outside (2 shots) 1.30
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Background: KUWAIT CITY, KUWAIT
Leaders of the six Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states arrived in Kuwait City on November 27 to open a three-day summit meeting to discuss the continuing Iran-Iraq war, its effects on the Gulf's oil production and problems of regional security. Heads of state from Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates received formal red carpet welcomes at Kuwait Airport before driving to their seaside villas amid intense security arrangements. Police and troops in armoured vehicles sealed off all side roads en route to town while marksmen remained on full alert from accompanying cars to prevent any disruption to the conference. The summit opened in the Hyatt Regency Hotel's new conference centre on a Kuwait beach, just 80 kilometres (50 miles) from the southernmost point of the battlefront. Saudi Arabia's King Fahd and Sultan Qaboos bin Said of Oman spoke of dangers surrounding the GCC member states, but no mention was made of specific initiatives to end the Gulf conflict. The war has expanded since the 1983 G.C.C. meeting in Qatar as both Iran and Iraq have attacked oil tankers in Gulf shipping lanes in an effort to destroy each other's economy and export markets.
Source: REUTERS - MUSTAFA KASSEM/KUWAIT TELEVISION