The Arab states of the Persian Gulf are the seven Arab states which border the Persian Gulf, namely Bahrain, Iraq, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
The United Arab Emirates, sometimes simply called the Emirates or the UAE, is a Middle Eastern federation country in Western Asia, at the southeast end of the Arabian Peninsula occupying the Persian Gulf bordering Oman to the east and Saudi Arabia to the south, and shares marine borders with Qatar and Iran.
Iraq, officially the Republic of Iraq is a country in Western Asia, bordered by Turkey to the north, Iran to the east, Kuwait to the southeast, Saudi Arabia to the south, Jordan to the southwest, and Syria to the west.
Qatar, officially the State of Qatar, is a sovereign country located in Western Asia, occupying the small Qatar Peninsula on the northeastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula.
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This excludes the non-Arab state of Iran.
Iran, also known as Persia, officially the Islamic Republic of Iran, is a sovereign state in Western Asia.
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All of these nations except Iraq are part of the Gulf Cooperation Council.
The Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf, originally known as the Gulf Cooperation Council, is a regional intergovernmental political and economic union consisting of all Arab states of the Persian Gulf, except for Iraq.