TEHRAN (AFP) - Iranian police dispersed hundreds of youths Tuesday at an Asian Champions League match between Iranian and Saudi sides protesting Saudi military aid to Bahrain in crushing a pro-democracy movement. At the match between Irans Persepolis and the Saudi team Al-Ittihad, some 300-400 youths dressed in black and carrying Bahraini flags began protesting. They were first rounded up and isolated in a section of the stands before being expelled from the stadium shortly after the second half began. The protesters, some of whom were arrested, shouted Death to the Al-Sauds and Death to the Al-Khalifas in reference to the ruling dynasties in Saudi Arabia and its tiny neighbour Bahrain. Saudi Arabia had already unsuccessfully sought to have the match, won 3-2 by Persepolis, to be played in another country for security reasons. Iran is a predominantly Shiite Muslim country that repeatedly expressed its solidarity with protesters in Bahrain, a Shiite majority country, as they demanded reforms from the Sunni Muslim dynasty ruling them. In mid-March, a Saudi-led Gulf military force entered Bahrain at its goverments request. That freed up Bahraini security forces to crush the protest movement. Manama, for its part, accused Tehran of supporting the demonstrations. Meanwhile, Interior ministers of the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council on Tuesday denounced Iranian claims and said the Gulf did not exclusively belong to the Islamic state. The Gulf is Arab and it will remain as it is, the ministers said in a statement after a meeting in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates. The GCC ministers said remarks by an Iranian official Saturday were provocative, irresponsible and contrary to the principles of good neighbourliness, mutual respect and non-interference. The chief of staff of Irans armed forces General Hassan Firouzabadi had denounced what he called an Arab dictatorial front and claimed that the Persian Gulf had belonged to Iran for ever. In the initial reaction, GCC chiefs on Monday slammed the statement as aggressive. The Gulf belongs to all states on its shores, and Iran has no right to claim otherwise as it owns nothing from the Gulf but its territorial waters, GCC Secretary General Abdullatif al-Zayani said in a statement on Monday. Relations between Iran and its Gulf Arab neighbours have deteriorated sharply, with the latter accusing Tehran of seeking to destabilise Arab regimes in favour of popular unrest that has erupted in many Arab countries. Shiite-dominant Iran strongly criticised Saudi Arabias military intervention in Sunni-ruled Bahrain that was aimed at helping crack down on a Shiite-led uprising there.