Clinton says Iran undermining Gulf stability

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton accused Iran on Saturday of undermining peace and stability in the Gulf by trying to advance its agenda in neighboring countries.

"The United States has an abiding commitment to Gulf security... and a top priority is working together with our partners on our shared concerns about Iranian behavior in the region," she told journalists.

"We share the view that Iran's activities in the Gulf, including its efforts to advance its agenda in the neighboring countries undermines peace and stability," she said.

Bahrain on Thursday slammed Iran's "lobbying" against Manama as "interference" in the Gulf state's internal affairs, a day after Bahrain security forces crushed a Shia-led month-long protest.

-AFP/NOW Lebanon

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