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GCC states slam Iranian Interference in the region - Iran slam Canada

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posted on Dec, 26 2012 @ 12:07 AM
Sorry if this has already been posted..

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The six states - Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, and the United Arab Emirates - also condemned Iran's "continued occupation of the three Emirati islands" of Abu Musa, Greater Tunb and Lesser Tunb, which lie in the strategic Strait of Hormuz entrance to the Gulf.

I find this unbelievable. Here we have the likes of Saudi Arabia who are sending bits of everything into Syria condemning the Iranian regime for the mass killings and violations of international law in the war torn country. With that, the six gulf states concluded a two day summit which praised Bahrain and pointed its fingers at Iran for a Shia led uprising which breifly occured in Bahrain last year.

I don't know too much about the disputed Islands as it hasn't been a big issue.

"The council expressed its rejection and condemnation of the continuing Iranian interference in the affairs of the Gulf Cooperation Council's states and called on Iran to stop these policies," a joint statement issued at the end of the summit said on Tuesday.

The council said they "reject and denounce" Iran's "continued interference" in their internal affairs that increase regional tension and threaten security and stability.

With that the nations apparently expressed their sadness for the situation currently happening in Syria. Again they have focused on the Assad regime for the bloodshed and with that have officially recognised the newly formed opposition National Coalition as the legitimate representatives of the Syrian people.

The GCC leaders expressed "deep sadness over the continued shedding of blood by the regime and the destruction of cities and infrastructure, making political transition a demand which must be rapidly implemented".

I can't see how the likes of Saudi Arabia can stand their and blatantly lie about what is happening in Syria. It is well known they are releasing prisoners on death row who are then sent to fight for the opposition forces in Syria. As for Bahrain, I'm sure they would be looking for any excuse for the people who were killed in that uprising in their country last year.

Obviously these six western puppets are going to stick together through thick and thin, but I find it amazing how at least two of them (who are well known for violating human rights themselves) can start blaming other countries for the poor decisions regarding the issues happening in their own countries. Blaming Iran seems to be the going rate today even though some of these states have been busted red hand promoting the tensions in Syria.

Only days before, Iran slammed the Canadian government for removing the exiled Iranian opposition group "Mujahadeen-e-Khalq" from its terrorist blacklist. In another move which seems to be aimed at the Iranian regime, the Canadians have added the Quds Force (A unit of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard) on to the blacklist.

Quds Force Blacklisted

The Iranian foreign ministry responded on Monday, saying that Canada was "using the issue of terrorism as a tool and violating its international commitments".

The MEK had a long history of violent attacks against both western and Iranian targets dating from the 1970s until 1992, when it stormed Iranian diplomatic missions in the US, Britain, Canada, Germany, Switzerland and France.

It gave up armed conflict in 1993 and has since been described as an "opposition movement in exile", saying it now works to overthrow the Iranian administration through peaceful means.

Considering the attacks committed by the Mujahadeen, I find it surprising that anyone would take them off their blacklist. But apparently the group have turned their focus to the Iranian Regime.. Are the West getting ready for what we have all been waiting for? Or could this group recently removed from the blacklist be used similar to the rebels fighting in Syria? You be the judge...

posted on Dec, 26 2012 @ 03:32 AM
reply to post by DarknStormy

it seems that those arab monarchies of Persian Gulf have nothing else to think about it ! three islands !!

Iran desired a referendum sponsored by the UN in Bahrain so that the entire population would be able to vote on the future of the tiny Persian Gulf state, but the British refused and in turn suggested a method by which a British officer would give his report on the general inclinations of Bahrain's population after a general review. Since the majority of Bahrainis are Shiite, the British were not willing to put the future of Bahrain which is strategically important in the hands of the whole population. Due to this fact, the Bahrain issue was never really settled as some argue the UN sponsored report which was prepared by a British officer did not illustrate the true aspirations of the Bahrainis at the time and the role Britain played in this scenario had a major effect on the independence of the Persian Gulf state.

The sovereignty of the Iranian government over Greater Tunb, Lesser Tunb and Abu Musa islands was enforced before they were occupied by the British forces in 1903. Even some British officials like Sir Denis Wright, the prominent British diplomat and London’s ambassador to Tehran, have owned up to this fact.
Britain’s announcement that it was leaving the Persian Gulf in 1968 was followed by three years of intense negotiations between Iranian and British officials in Tehran and London. During the talks, the British officials not only explicitly supported Sharjah, but also put tremendous pressure on the Iranian government to make it give concessions, including by giving up its historical claim to Bahrain. Following negotiations, an agreement and its appendices were signed between the two sides in 1971 according to which the three islands of Greater Tunb, Lesser Tunb and Abu Musa returned to Iran's sovereignty on November 30, 1971 and this was an end to long occupation of this part of the Iranian territory by the British forces. Thereafter, Iran has exercised its full sovereign powers in political, economic and security areas on the three islands. Meanwhile, administrative arrangements in Abu Musa Island have been shaped on the basis of 1971 agreement and its appendices and have continued so far.

so the dispute were always between Iran and UK. and those UK built 40 years old tiny monarchies (eg. UAE and ...) have no place in this issue !

I do not know what future our world will have when those tamed terrorists (MKO) and arab monarchies supported radical Jihadists are free to do everything they want !!!

posted on Dec, 29 2012 @ 09:42 AM
reply to post by DarknStormy

As it is no secret to anyone,most of the Persian gulf states are western puppets and they are controlled by their main puppeteer, UK.....Iran and UK had an issue over these islands and Bahrain about 50 years ago ... In a treaty British settled for Bahrain and Iran regained control over the three Islands again,although Bahrain is always been an Iranian territory,but what could we say,they were British Empire!....Some of these little Persian gulf states didn't even Know about these Islands back then..Now in a new pathetic abviousely staged attempt forced by the masters,they are trying to take over Iranian islands and also blame all their long overdue anticipated problems on Iran!! ,and leave us Iranians with no options than to say: YOU WANT THEM THAT BAD?

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