Abu Musa

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Abu Musa,

island (2010 est. pop. 1,868), c. 4.6 sq mi (12 sq km), E Persian Gulf, disputed between Iran, who occupies it, and the United Arab Emirates. Strategically located near the entrance of the Strait of Hormuz (through which much of the world's oil supply is shipped), Abu Musa was under British control for most of the 20th cent. until 1971, when it was stipulated that Sharjah, a shiekdom that is now part of the United Arab Emirates, would control it. That same year, however, Iran, which had long claimed Abu Musa, seized it (along with Greater and Lesser TunbGreater and Lesser Tunb,
disputed islands, E Persian Gulf. Greater Tunb is approximately 6 sq mi (10 sq km) in area; Lesser Tunb, some 7 mi (11 km) to the west, about 1 sq mi (2 sq km).
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. A 1971 agreement granted shared sovereignty over Abu Musa to Iran and Sharjah, but Iran maintained significant control over the island. In 1992 Iran asserted full control over Abu Musa.
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Some of the most dangerous challenges facing us is mounting terrorism, extremism, Iran's occupation of the three UAE islands, Greater and Lesser Tonbs and Abou Moussa, Eritrea's occupation of territories in Dijoubti and the Arab water crisis," he said.
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Le chef terroriste tunisien, emir de la region de Hraoua, a l'ouest de Syrte, le denomme Abou Moussa Ettounsi, a pris la fuite apres avoir decouvert que sa tete etait mise a prix suite a un conflit entre les djihadistes tunisiens et certains chefs de Daech .
Mais c'est dans la petite ville de Bengardane, a 25 km de la frontiere avec la Libye, que le casus belli de Daech a clairement traduit le passage a l'insurrection programmee du temps du tristement chef d'El Qaida abattu, Abou Moussa Al-Zerkaoui, affirmant en 2004 que si [beaucoup moins que] une ville tunisienne qui s'appelle Bengardane - a ete pres de Falloujah, elle aurait libere l'Irak.
The AU Special Envoy for the LRA, Francisco Madeira and Abou Moussa, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Regional Office in CAR , made the call in a joint statement issued at the end of a recent mission to Bangui, Central Africa and Juba, South Sudan.
Among the participants were Oscar Fernandez-Taranco, Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs at the UN, Lisa Buttenheim, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General in Cyprus, Abou Moussa, Special Representative for Central Africa, and Augustine Mahiga, the former Special Representative for Somalia.
Abou Moussa, who heads the UN's Central African office reiterated: "The need for a concerted, regional strategy to deal with maritime piracy in the Gulf of Guinea".
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They will use tricks that will help the fight (against) the enemy and will be involved in serious intelligence gathering," Abou Moussa, the UN's top official in CAR, told reporters.
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When I learned that Colonel Abou Moussa was visiting Saida for the first time in decades, I regarded it as a good omen.