The Iranian foreign ministry spokesman once again stressed Iran's entitlement, as history shows, to govern the three islands of Abu Musa, the Greater Tunb and the Lesser Tunb
, and dismissed the baseless allegations in the statement regarding the three islands as blatant interference in the Islamic Republic of Iran's sovereignty and a violation of international regulations.
UAE is in a long-standing territorial dispute with Iran over the three Gulf islands of Abu Musa and Greater and Lesser Tunb
The letter also reaffirmed that the three islands of Greater Tunb, Lesser Tunb
, and Abu Musa in the Arabian Gulf are an integral part of Emirati territory, and called on Iran to return the occupied islands to their rightful owner.
Greater Tunb, Lesser Tunb
and Abu Musa are all controlled by Iran.
Furthermore, the council condemned Iran's illegal opening of two offices in the island of Abu Musa; the other two islands being Greater Tunb and Lesser Tunb
, calling for their removal.
A specialist in the political geography of the Persian Gulf, Mojtahed-Zadeh examines the nature and origins of the United Arab Emirates disputes over ownership of the islands of Abu Musa, Greater Tunb, and Lesser Tunb
and traces the history of that dispute to the present.
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.
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.
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 UAE and Iran both lay claim to the islands of Abu Musa and Greater and Lesser Tunb
at the mouth of the Strait of Hormuz, through which about 40% of the world's seaborne oil exports flow.
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
The first among these challenges is the need to put an end to Iranian intervention in the internal affairs of the countries of the region and its occupation of the three Emirati islands: Greater Tunb, Lesser Tunb
and Abu Musa," said Shaikh Khalid.