Iran to strengthen naval presence over disputed islands

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posted on Nov, 4 2012 @ 03:14 PM
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so it would seem that the whole china japan island thing has now spread to iran and uae aswell as the reports of 3 tanks crossing from syria into israel wonder if france and uk will come to blows over the channel islands lol

but seriously id like to hear what others think about this move by the iranian's.

The islands sit near oil shipping routes at the mouth of the strategic Strait of Hormuz and the challenge over their sovereignty is a constant threat to Iran's fragile relations with its Arab neighbors. "The security of the Iranian islands in the Persian Gulf is part of the various strategies of the naval force of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps," IRGC Commander Mohammad Ali Jafari said, according to the website of state television IRIB. Jafari was speaking at a ceremony inaugurating a fifth "naval defense zone" at the port of Bandar Lengeh. He said the IRGC was "increasing, expanding and improving the expert capability in naval defense" in the five zones. "The fifth zone of the Guards' naval force is one of the naval defense chains which is in particular responsible for the defense of the Iranian islands in the Persian Gulf," he said. The 41-year-old dispute between Shi'ite Muslim Iran and the Sunni UAE over the islands - Greater and Lesser Tunb and Abu Musa - has nationalist and ethnic overtones and was inflamed when President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad visited Abu Musa in April. In September, UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahayan said Iran's "occupation" of the three islands was against international law. Last month Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said Tehran would consider downgrading ties with the UAE over the dispute, although the foreign ministry later denied the report, according to state television. (Reporting By Yeganeh Torbati and Zahra Hosseinian; Editing by Robin Pomeroy)
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posted on Nov, 4 2012 @ 03:18 PM
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Your story reminds me of a couple children in the same room as their parents. Neither child in the room is in the best of standing with the parents...but one is particularly high on that day's crap list. The brat knows he's being watched...and knows there's a whoopin' coming with a vengeance, the first time he does anything seriously out of line while being watched.

Despite this....the brat can't help himself. He still has to try stealing a toy from his sibling...right there...for both parents to see happen...as if they weren't watching at all or something.


Or..a one liner to sum it up. "When walking on egg shells.....Don't hop".



posted on Nov, 4 2012 @ 05:31 PM
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what do they mean by occupation ! the small UK kingdom built UAE is speaking more than it's .....
those islands were occupied by UK Kingdom and after 70 years of Iran's complaining UK left those islands and returned them to Iran in 1971 !! who is UAE here ! while UK Kingdom is far away still their puppets speak !!!
how funny they look when they bribe national organisations to change the name of Persian Gulf to something else !
how pathetic they are !
Greece is selling some Islands they can go and buy some, we do not sell our lands ! ( Ų„Bahrain was also part of Iran ,but in the era of corrupted Kingdoms in Iran, Bahrain was sold to UK Kingdom !!! )



posted on Nov, 6 2012 @ 11:21 AM
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The good old UK! is pushing corrupted emirate leaders to try and throw a stone,in a pathetic attempt to take over Iranian islands!....Everyone knows this is a joke,including UAE themselves...they know if they try this suicidal madness,all Iranians will go to the Persian Gulf shores ant literally blow them off the map.No need for Armed forces.





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