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Iran claims that the US dragged Saudi Arabia into invading while the Pentagon denies that it had any advance warning of Saudi military intervention.
Bahrain has withdrawn its ambassador to Iran for consultations.
Established in 1981 by Saudi Arabia and the governments of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and the UAE, the aim of these oil and gas rich kingdoms was to effect "inter-connection between member states in all fields in order to achieve unity between them", the GCC charter says.
Economic and commercial links feature high on its objectives.
No other details were immediately provided about the soldier, identified as Sgt Ahmed al-Raddadi.
There are growing signs of division between Shia and Sunni.The sight of tanks and armoured personnel carriers crossing the causeway to support the Bahraini government's state of emergency is a departure from the GCC's regular work of greasing the Gulf's oil-rich economies.