Islands part and parcel of UAE: GCC

RIYADH — The GCC foreign ministers reiterated on Thursday the right of the UAE to restore sovereignty over its three islands —Greater and Lesser Tunbs and Abu Musa — occupied by Iran.

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Published: Sat 7 Jul 2007, 8:40 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 3:01 AM

“The three islands are part and parcel of the UAE,” affirmed the ministers in a statement issued at the end of their 103rd meeting.

They urged Iran to positively respond to the efforts of the UAE and the international community to settle the issue through direct negotiations of referring the case to the International Court of Justice. They also regretted the lack of progress with regard to regional and international contacts with Iran in this respect. The meeting was attended by UAE Foreign Minister Shaikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

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