Iran issues protest note to Russia over Gulf islands

Iran has taken action over three islands in the Persian Gulf that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) also claims sovereignty over.

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Iran issues protest note to Russia over Gulf islands

Iran has taken action over three islands in the Persian Gulf over which the United Arab Emirates (UAE) also claims sovereignty. The joint statement issued after the 6th Russian-Arab Forum emphasized “support for all peaceful efforts to resolve the UAE’s dispute with Iran over the Greater Tunb, Lesser Tunb and Abu Musa islands within the framework of international law and through bilateral negotiations.” In reaction to the statement, Iran summoned Russia’s Charge d’Affaires in Tehran to the Foreign Ministry and announced that a note of protest had been sent.

Iran summoned Russia’s Charge d’Affaires in Tehran to the Foreign Ministry in reaction to the joint statement made after the Russian-Arab Cooperation Forum on three islands in the Persian Gulf, which Iran controls and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) claims sovereignty over.

According to a written statement by the Iranian Foreign Ministry, Tehran’s protest note was delivered to the Russian Charge d’Affaires, who were summoned to the Ministry in the absence of the Ambassador.

“The three islands in the Persian Gulf belong to Iran and any claim by any party in this regard is unacceptable,” the statement said.

The Russian diplomat said Iran would convey its objections to Moscow as soon as possible.

Iran UAE islands dispute

Iran and the UAE have a long-standing sovereignty dispute over three islands in the Persian Gulf. These islands are of strategic importance due to their oil potential and proximity to the Strait of Hormuz. Iran established sovereignty over the islands after Britain transferred control of the islands to the UAE in 1971. The UAE, on the other hand, claims that the islands belong to it and that Iran is an occupier. The UAE seeks support from the international community on this issue.

Russia issued a joint statement supporting the UAE’s arguments at the 6th Russian-Arab Forum held recently. The statement called for a peaceful resolution of the dispute between Iran and the UAE. Iran reacted sharply to this statement and summoned Russia’s Charge d’Affaires in Tehran to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and sent a note of protest. Iran argued that its sovereignty over the islands is non-negotiable and in accordance with international law.

This news shows that tensions between Iran and the UAE are increasing and threatening stability in the region. Russia’s support for the UAE on this issue could also negatively affect relations between Iran and Russia. Therefore, the parties should engage in dialogue and cooperation and contribute to regional peace.

Russia’s UAE islands statement

Russia’s statement on the UAE islands was included in a joint statement issued after the 6th Russian-Arab Forum. In this statement, Russia and the GCC countries expressed their support for the peaceful settlement of the UAE’s dispute with Iran over the Greater Tunb, Lesser Tunb and Abu Musa islands. Russia also argued that Iran does not recognize its sovereignty over these islands and that it is contrary to international law. Russia’s statement angered Iran and Tehran summoned Russia’s chargé d’affaires to the Foreign Ministry and issued a note of protest⁴. Iran emphasized that the islands belong to it forever and cannot be discussed

Iran UAE islands cause dispute

There is a dispute between Iran and the UAE because they claim sovereignty over three islands in the Persian Gulf. These are Abu Musa, Greater Tunb and Lesser Tunb1. These islands are of strategic importance due to the oil potential in the region and their proximity to the Strait of Hormuz.

Iran established sovereignty over the islands after the UK transferred control of the islands to the UAE in 19711. The UAE claims that the islands belong to it and that Iran is an occupier1. The UAE seeks support from the international community on this issue.

Iran, on the other hand, argues that the islands historically belong to it and are in accordance with international law. Iran states that its sovereignty over the islands is non-negotiable and closed to any negotiations.

This dispute threatens stability and security in the region and strains relations between Iran and the UAE. It also creates tension between Iran and the countries that support the UAE on this issue1. Therefore, the parties need to engage in dialogue and cooperation and contribute to regional peace

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