UPDATE 2-Gulf bloc to consider Jordan, Morocco membership
* Gulf bloc plans talks on Jordan, Morocco memberships
* Move seen as uniting Arab monarchies against unrest
* Analysts see political boost, potential economic pitfalls
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By Asma Alsharif
RIYADH, May 10 (Reuters) - The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) will consider requests by Morocco and Jordan to join its Gulf Arab political bloc, the group's secretary general said on Tuesday, a move seen aimed at countering regional unrest.
GCC foreign ministers will hold talks with the foreign ministers of both non-Gulf countries to "complete required procedures", Abdullatif al-Zayani told reporters after a GCC summit in Riyadh.
It was unclear what kind of membership they were considering. Continued...