Iran Threatens Arab League and UAE Over Persian Gulf Islands
The Greater and Lesser Tunb Islands and Abu Musa are located in the Perisan Gulf near the Strait of Hormuz.
Iran attacked the Arab League and UAE on Sunday over the issue of three Persian Gulf islands of the Greater and the Lesser Tunbs and Abu Musa.
The Iranian regime warned the Arab League to “try not to change history” by siding with the UAE over the disputed islands.
Fars News reported:
Iran on Sunday dismissed a statement by Arab League Secretary General Amr Mussa on backing the United Arab Emirates’ claim over three Iranian Islands in the Persian Gulf.
Iran’s Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said that Amr Mussa’s statement in the 20th Arab Summit in the Syrian capital was totally baseless and unfounded.
“In meeting with other Arab leaders, they indicated a different stand in dealing with the issue and even the UAE’s officials did not point to the issue,” Mottaki told reporters.
In the same regard, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyed Mohammad Ali Hosseini on Sunday stated that the three Iranian Islands in Persian Gulf are inseparable part of the Iranian territory.
He strongly refuted the pro-UAE statement, saying “such allegations are regarded as interference in Iran’s domestic affairs.”