FNC urges Iran to comply with 1971 MoU on islands

ABU DHABI - The Federal National Council (FNC) has urged Iran to comply with the memorandum of understanding signed in 1971 by the two countries on the Abu Musa island.

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Published: Sun 17 Aug 2008, 1:16 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 5:06 PM

It also called on Iran to remove its two illegally set up offices on the island.

The FNC said the document signed by both countries did not give Iran the sovereignty over the island or even parts of it. “Such illegal actions do not help in promoting bilateral relations or building trust between the two countries,” it remarked.

FNC reiterated the UAE stand that the issue of sovereignty over the three islands, should be settled through direct negotiations, by international arbitration or through the International Court of Justice.

Meanwhile, Abdul Rahman bin Hamad Al Attiya,GCC Secretary-General, in a statement in Riyadh on Friday, also criticised Iran and asked it to rectify its “act of violation.”

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