Greater Tunb

Greater Tunb:

see 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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Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Lieutenant Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy General Alireza Tangsiri said 6 countries that have adopted a hostile approach towards Iran are not allowed to sail through the waters North of the Greater Tunb in the Persian Gulf.
The Council condemned Iran's continued occupation of the three islands of the United Arab Emirates, Greater Tunb, Lesser Tunb and Abu Musa, and supported all peaceful measures taken by the United Arab Emirates to restore its sovereignty over its occupied islands in accordance with international law.
The Council condemned Iran's continuing occupation of the three islands of Greater Tunb, Lesser Tunb and Abu Moussa, stressing its support for all peaceful measures taken by the UAE to restore its sovereignty over its occupied islands in accordance with international law.
The agenda also included developments in Syria, Libya, Yemen, and Iran's occupation of three UAE islands of Greater Tunb, Lesser Tunb and Abu Mousa.
The first one the UAE could call its own was Salem Suhail Bin Khamis, a 20-year-old policeman stationed at the Emirati island of Greater Tunb.
The Arab League Ministerial Council has reiterated the UAE's absolute sovereignty over its three islands, Greater Tunb, Lesser Tunb and Abu Mousa.
In the same vein, the GCC condemned Tehran's "occupation" of the three islands in the southern Gulf, Abu Musa, Lesser Tunb, and Greater Tunb.
Iran and the UAE are in dispute over ownership of the islands of Abu Musa, Greater Tunb and Lesser Tunb, which lie in the strategic Strait of Hormuz at the entrance to the oil-rich Gulf.
Manama-May-07(BNA)Parliament Chairman Khalifa bin Ahmed Al-Dhahrani today strongly condemned the visit paid by an Iranian Shura Council delegation to the three occupied UAE Islands of Greater Tunb, Lesser Tunb and Abu Mousa.
Salehi's surprise visit comes in the backdrop of a dispute between Iran and the UAE over three Iranian islands in the Persian Gulf - Abu Musa, the Greater Tunb and the Lesser Tunb.
He said the file of the three occupied UAE islands by Iran will be included in the session's agenda and the Parliament will discuss the UAE letter containing its wish to reinsert the item of Iran's occupation of the three islands of Greater Tunb, Lesser Tunb and Abu Moosa, which belong to the United Arab Emirates on the agenda.
Deputy Arab League Secretary General Ahmad Ben Hilli said the ministers would take up the disputed islands of Abu Musa, Greater Tunb and Lesser Tunb particularly after a visit last week to one of the islands by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in an attempt to come up with an Arab position on the issue.

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