How, then, does he explain the Iranian occupation of the UAE islands Greater and Lesser Tunbs
and Abu Musa?
Iran took possession of Greater and Lesser Tunbs
, while the only inhabited island - Abu Musa - was placed under joint administration under a deal with Sharjah, now part of the UAE.
The first among these challenges is the need to put an end to Iranian intervention in the internal affairs," and end Iran's occupation of the three UAE islands - Greater and Lesser Tunbs
and Abu Moussa," he said.
Dr Al Shaheen said the UAE's rights to Iran-occupied Abu Mousa, near the mouth of the strategic Strait of Hormuz, along with Greater and Lesser Tunbs
, will be retained, no matter what Iranians do.
And the UAE continues to press its claim to the islands of Abu Musa and the Greater and Lesser Tunbs
The Islamic Republic's lack of will to hold talks over the islands of Abu Musa and the Greater and Lesser Tunbs
could further tarnish its reputation with Arabs.
The top diplomats are also discussing how to encourage the national dialogue conference in Yemen, Iran's occupation of three UAE's islands - Greater and Lesser Tunbs
and Abu Moussa - in the Arabian Gulf.
The council reiterated the UAE's sovereignty over the three islands of Greater and Lesser Tunbs
and Abu Mussa occupied by Tehran.
He added that Iranian officials visit the three Iranian islands of Greater and Lesser Tunbs
and Abu Mussa just as they visit other parts of Iranian territory.
In 1970, Iran claimed Greater and Lesser Tunbs
and Abu Mousa Islands.
The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), a union of the six Arab states on the south side of the Persian Gulf, has long and repeatedly criticized Iran for occupying the disputed islands of Abu Musa and the Greater and Lesser Tunbs
Al-Jarwan denounced in his speech before the second session of the first Arab Parliament ordinary round in 2013 the policy of imposing a fait accompli pursued by Iran as it continues its occupation of the three Emirati islands of Greater and Lesser Tunbs
and Abu Musa.