Gulf and Persian Gulf Countries means ?

GULF countries

Sr.No Gulf countries
1 The United Arab Emirates
2 The State of Bahrain
3 The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
4 The Sultanate of Oman
5 The State of Qatar
6 The State of Kuwait

 

Persian Gulf countries

Sr.No Persian Gulf countries
1 The United Arab Emirates
2 The State of Bahrain
3 The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
4 The Sultanate of Oman
5 The State of Qatar
6 The State of Kuwait
7 Iran
8 Iraq

 

GULF countries mean those countries surrounding Persian gulf ( is mediterranean sea part ). So total of eight countries  (Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, and Oman) who share a common boundary with Persian gulf. But commonly Gulf means Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and out of Eight, Six countries member of GCC.

 

Currently, six GULF countries which are as follows:

The United Arab Emirates, The States of Bahrain, The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, The Sultanate of Oman, The State of Qatar, The State of Kuwait.
However, Iran & Iraq were excluded from GCC (Gulf Co-operation Council) from the beginning.

 

References- http://www.gcc-sg.org