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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It renewed confirmation on the absolute sovereignty of the United Arab Emirates on the three islands, Greater and Lesser Tunbs and Abu Musa, and support all peaceful means and measures taken by the UAE to restore its sovereignty over the occupied islands.
In footage obtained by Vice News last year, Islamic State press officer Abu Musa is seen making the exact same boast to the camera during a battle with Syrian soldiers.
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NEW YORK, Aug 4 (KUNA) -- The United Arab Emirates (UAE) complained to the UN that Teheran has raised the Iranian flag over part of the island of Abu Musa, which belongs to the UAE under the 1971 memorandum of understanding, and Teheran responded accusing the UAE of interfering in its internal affairs.
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