GCC chides Iran over facilities on UAE-claimed island
Agence France Presse
17-Aug-2008 (2 comments)

RIYADH (AFP) — Oil-rich Arab monarchies in the Gulf chided Iran on Saturday for setting up facilities on an island claimed by the United Arab Emirates, two days after Abu Dhabi protested to Tehran over the move.Gulf Cooperation Council secretary general Abdurrahman al-Attiyah "strongly denounced Iran's opening of two administrative offices on Abu Musa island, which belongs to the UAE and is occupied by Iran," a GCC statement said.The Iranian measure constitutes an "illegitimate action on an indivisible part of the UAE," he said, calling for it to be revoked.The Riyadh-based pro-Western GCC groups Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and Saudi Arabia alongside the UAE.Attiyah renewed the GCC's support for the UAE's "full sovereignty" over Abu Musa as well as over Greater Tunb and Lesser Tunb -- two other strategic Gulf islands controlled by Iran and claimed by Abu Dhabi.

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This is what happens when Mr. Ahmadinejad begged to attend their summit last year, sitting around while they called the Persian Gulf the Arabian Gulf and at the summit's final statement demanded return of the islands to the Emirates. 



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by ali reza (not verified) on

Oil rich Bahrain was part of Iran but it was controlled by British and when they left they put one of their shaikh puppets as Bahrain amir.To keep the Shah's mouth shut British gave the control of 3 islands to Iran.I guess the Shah did not have a choice.To snub Ahmadinejad when he was at UAE they had a picture of Persian gulf countries map behind him with the name Arabian gulf instead of Persian gulf.Mahmoud this is what you get for trying to please Arabs.