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Arab states of the Persian Gulf

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The Arab states of the Persian Gulf refers to a group of Arab states which border the Persian Gulf. There are seven member states of the Arab League in the region: Bahrain, Kuwait, Iraq, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates.[1][2][3] Yemen is bound to the six countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council, based on history and culture.[4]

Map of the Persian Gulf:
  the seven Arab states

The term has been used in different contexts to refer to a number of Arab states in the Persian Gulf region. The prominent regional political union Gulf Cooperation Council includes Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates.[5][6][7] Historically, various British Empire protectorates,[8][9][10] including the Trucial States were Arab states along the Persian Gulf.[11][12][13]