Greater and Lesser Tunb

Greater 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). Located close to the shipping lanes of the Strait of Hormuz, the islands were held by the kings of Hormuz (1330–1507) and then were administered by the Portuguese until 1622. The Persians held them until 1904, when they nominally passed to Sharjah and then Ras al-Khaimah, British-protected sheikdoms that later became part of the United Arab Emirates. In 1971 Iran seized the Tunbs along with the island of Abu MusaAbu 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
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; the ownership of the islands remains disputed between Iran and the United Arab Emirates.
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The issues of Libya, the United Arab Emirates' islands of Greater and Lesser Tunb and Abu Musa, Yemen, Sudan, the Comoros Islands and Djibouti will also feature in the meeting's agenda.
He noted Bahrain's support to a new UAE proposal to solve the crisis of the three UAE islands occupied by Iran: The Greater and Lesser Tunb and Abu Musa.
The UAE and Iran, rivals for regional influence, both lay claim to the islands of Abu Musa and Greater and Lesser Tunb at the mouth of the Strait of Hormuz, through which about 40 percent of the world's seaborne oil exports flow.
The UAE and Iran both lay claim to the islands of Abu Musa and Greater and Lesser Tunb at the mouth of the Strait of Hormuz, through which about 40% of the world's seaborne oil exports flow.
The maximum temperatures expected by the NCMS are as high as 37 degree Celsius in Sharjah, Al Ain, Ras Al Khaimah and Umm Al Quwain, and as low as 32 degree Celsius on Abu Musa Island, Greater and Lesser Tunb islands.
The FNC said in a statement released on Tuesday that the "visit is a flagrant violation to the UAE sovereignty over its territories, and a setback to all efforts made by the UAE to put an end to the occupation of the three UAE islands of the Greater and Lesser Tunb and Abu Mousa through direct negotiations or resorting to the International Court of Justice (ICJ).
The islands - Greater and Lesser Tunb and Abu Musa - and the challenge over their sovereignty is a constant threat to Iran's fragile relations with its Arab neighbours.
Mehmanparast's comments on Greater and Lesser Tunb and Abu Mousa were published on a website connected to the Islamic Consulative Assembly of Iran on Tuesday.
Iran's 1971 occupation of the Abu Moussa and the Greater and Lesser Tunb
Berne-Nov18 (BNA)UAE Foreign Minister Shaikh Abdulla bin Zayed Al-Nahyan today met in Berne his Swiss counterpart Didier Burkhalter and discussed the Iranian-occupied Emirati Islands Greater and Lesser Tunb and Abu Musa.
Summary: TEHRAN -- A source at the Iranian Foreign Ministry has denied the veracity of the statements concerning the UAE's islands of Greater and Lesser Tunb and Abu Musa attributed to its spokesman, Ramin Mehmanparast, which were published on Tuesday on a website affiliated to the Islamic Consultative Assembly of Iran, noting that the ministry has the legal right to take action against the body responsible for the misinterpretation of those statements.
Dubai Iran's recent move to annex the occupied UAE islands of Abu Mousa, Greater and Lesser Tunb, could threaten international security and peace, which prompts taking the issue to the UN Security council, officials and academics said yesterday.
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