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Iran's island offices condemned

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posted on Sep, 5 2008 @ 05:35 PM
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Iran's island offices condemned


news.bbc.co.uk

The six Gulf Cooperation Council states have condemned Tehran for opening offices on disputed islands in the waters between Iran and the UAE.

Abu Musa and the Greater and Lesser Tunb islands are controlled by Iran but claimed by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with broad Arab support.

Iran says the two administrative offices on Abu Musa are to help ship registration and maritime rescue.

The GCC statement interfered with its internal affairs, a spokesman said.

Correspondents say the GCC fears the move will give Iran greater control of shipping traffic through the Strait of Hormuz, the waterway used by tankers carrying oil from the Gulf out into the open sea.
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posted on Sep, 5 2008 @ 05:35 PM
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this story caught my eye,
Iran has just set up shop on Abu Musa which means it has greater influance on the ships that pass.

now wounder what the US will say about this with Iran gaining more influance on traffic in the area.
the arabs are pissed at this and have expressed it.

news.bbc.co.uk
(visit the link for the full news article)



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