Greater and Lesser Tunb

Greater 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). Located close to the shipping lanes of the Strait of Hormuz, the islands were held by the kings of Hormuz (1330–1507) and then were administered by the Portuguese until 1622. The Persians held them until 1904, when they nominally passed to Sharjah and then Ras al-Khaimah, British-protected sheikdoms that later became part of the United Arab Emirates. In 1971 Iran seized the Tunbs along with the island of Abu MusaAbu 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
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; the ownership of the islands remains disputed between Iran and the United Arab Emirates.
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The issues of Libya, the United Arab Emirates' islands of Greater and Lesser Tunb and Abu Musa, Yemen, Sudan, the Comoros Islands and Djibouti will also feature in the meeting's agenda.
He noted Bahrain's support to a new UAE proposal to solve the crisis of the three UAE islands occupied by Iran: The Greater and Lesser Tunb and Abu Musa.
The maximum temperatures expected by the NCMS are as high as 37 degree Celsius in Sharjah, Al Ain, Ras Al Khaimah and Umm Al Quwain, and as low as 32 degree Celsius on Abu Musa Island, Greater and Lesser Tunb islands.
The FNC said in a statement released on Tuesday that the "visit is a flagrant violation to the UAE sovereignty over its territories, and a setback to all efforts made by the UAE to put an end to the occupation of the three UAE islands of the Greater and Lesser Tunb and Abu Mousa through direct negotiations or resorting to the International Court of Justice (ICJ).
The dispute is over Abu Musa and Greater and Lesser Tunb, which currently gives Iran a presence on both sides of vital Gulf shipping and oil export lanes.
Berne-Nov18 (BNA)UAE Foreign Minister Shaikh Abdulla bin Zayed Al-Nahyan today met in Berne his Swiss counterpart Didier Burkhalter and discussed the Iranian-occupied Emirati Islands Greater and Lesser Tunb and Abu Musa.
Summary: TEHRAN -- A source at the Iranian Foreign Ministry has denied the veracity of the statements concerning the UAE's islands of Greater and Lesser Tunb and Abu Musa attributed to its spokesman, Ramin Mehmanparast, which were published on Tuesday on a website affiliated to the Islamic Consultative Assembly of Iran, noting that the ministry has the legal right to take action against the body responsible for the misinterpretation of those statements.
Asked about Iran's recent statements to establish a new province with Abu Mousa island as its capital, Abdul Latif Al Zayani, Secretary-General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), said: "The GCC position is clear: Any decision does not change the historical and legal reality of the Abu Mousa, Greater and Lesser Tunb islands.
Saying that the UAE values these relations, the Cabinet emphasised the need to solve the problem of the three Emirati islands of Abu Musa and Greater and Lesser Tunb, noting, at the same time, that it has expressed its desire that the issue should be resolved through negotiations or through the framework of international law.
Dubai Iran's recent move to annex the occupied UAE islands of Abu Mousa, Greater and Lesser Tunb, could threaten international security and peace, which prompts taking the issue to the UN Security council, officials and academics said yesterday.
Al Ghurair underscored the major role played by the council in gaining international support for the UAE in the issue of its three islands of Greater and lesser Tunb and Abu Moussa occupied by Iran.
Qassemi made the remarks on Wednesday in reaction to the final statement of the 146th Arab League Foreign Ministers meeting in Cairo on the Iranian islands Abu Musa and the Greater and Lesser Tunbs.
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