The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), bringing together the six Arab countries in the Persian Gulf, is in the process of formalizing a request to invite Morocco and Jordan for establishing a Joint Military Alliance. This invitation aims at solving the Gulf countries “lack of manpower”, as reported by the defense news, based in Springfield, Virginia.
This military alliance, which will include the six GCC members, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Bahrain and Oman, along with Morocco and Jordan; is supposed to form a strong military front against Iran, which is still perceived as a real threat by the Gulf countries.
In case the Moroccan, Jordanian and Egyptian countries join this alliance, GCC will be supported with an approximately 300.000 men power. In return, the three countries, will benefit from significant financial support.
Worth mentioning that Egypt may be part of this alliance, as the Saudis have been strongly pushing toward this end, but its invitation is not yet on the table.
The Moroccan Times