Tiran


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Tiran

Strait of. a strait between the Gulf of Aqaba and the Red Sea. Length: 16 km (10 miles). Width: 8 km (5 miles)
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The government then said Tiran and Sanafir belong to Saudi Arabia but had been leased to Egypt in the 1950s.
The islands of Tiran and Sanafir sit at a strategic location at the southern tip of the Gulf of Aqaba, controlling maritime movement through the gulf.
The two islands - Tiran and Sanafir - lie between the Sinai Peninsula and Saudi Arabia, near the entrance to the Gulf of Aqaba.
The agreement, which was announced in April, caused uproar and protests in Egypt where many say they were taught at school that Tiran and Sanfir islands were Egyptian.
The latest of them was his handing back to the Saudis the arid isles of Tiran and Sanafir (see their importance overleaf).
The islands of Tiran and Sanafir, located at the southern entrance to the Gulf of Aqaba, will be formally demarcated as being in Saudi waters under a treaty announced Saturday by Cairo, which has had de facto control over them since 1950.
Summary: Al Sissi has defended the island pact, saying that documents available to Egypt revealed that Tiran and Sanafir belong to Saudis
The decision of Egypt to hand over Tiran and Sanafir deserves praise because these Red Sea islands anyway belonged to Saudi Arabia.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi had ceded the Sanafir and Tiran islands, off the coast of Eilat, to Saudi Arabia.
Following a six-year negotiation process, the Egyptian Government revealed that a deal had been signed to hand over the islands of Tiran and Sanafir.
While Tiran and Sanafir are technically Saudi territory, Egypt has administered the islands since 1950.
The two leaders have already signed a slew of multibillion dollar investment deals, and Saturday Egypt agreed to demarcate its maritime borders with Saudi Arabia by officially placing two islands in the Straits of Tiran in Saudi territory.