Tehran, Iran, Nov. 30
By Mehdi Sepahvand – Trend:
Iran’s sovereignty over three islands in the Persian Gulf is not negotiable, said member of Asian Parliamentary Assembly (APA), Ali Kazemi.
Kazemi made the statement on the sidelines of the APA General Assembly in Cambodia in response to recent claims by UAE officials, ICANA news agency reported November 30.
He rejected as false claims the recent statements by a member of the UAE Federal National Council, but noted that Tehran is ready to hold talks with the UAE to “resolve misunderstandings.”
He went on to condiment the Emirati lawmaker’s claim as against international law, the UN charter, and good neighborhood manners.
In the last decades, there has been tension over three islands in the Persian Gulf: Abu Musa, Greater Tunb, Lesser Tunb.
UAE challenges Iran's sovereignty over three islands in the Persian Gulf, while Iran considers them as its inseparable parts.
The islands have been in Iran's control since 1971 following the departure of British forces from the Persian Gulf and few days before UAE's declaration of independence.