He said the Iran-backed Houthi militias are still striking Saudi Arabia with Iranian-made ballistic missiles and is occupying the three UAE islands (Greater Tunb
, Lesser Tunb and Abu Musa).
"Iran has the right of sovereignty over the trio islands of Bu Musa, the Greater Tunb
and the Lesser Tunb," Qassemi said.
It also expressed the two countries' support for the United Arab Emirates' sovereignty over the three islands of Abu Musa, Greater Tunb
, and the Lesser Tunb.
Two international lawyers examine public international law aspects of the dispute between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the United Arab Emirates over ownership of the Abu Musa, Greater Tunb
, and Lesser Tunb islands located 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.
, Lesser Tunb and Abu Musa are all controlled by Iran.
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
. The islands are under Iranian control but are claimed by the UAE.
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.
Abu Dhabi: The UAE Federal National Council and Bahraini Ministry of Foreign Affairs have condemned the planned inspection visit by members of the Iranian Shura Council's committee on National and Foreign Policy to the three UAE Islands of Greater Tunb
, Lesser Tunb and Abu Mousa occupied by Iran since 1971.
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.