UAE recalls envoy from Iran

Ahmadinejad's visit to Abu Musa island "flagrant violation of UAE sovereignty"

Reuters - The UAE has recalled its ambassador to Tehran for consultations after what it called a "flagrant violation" of its sovereignty by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who visited a Gulf island claimed by both countries. Iranian state news agency IRNA reported that Ahmadinejad visited Abu Musa island, some 60 km (40 miles) off the United Arab Emirates, on Wednesday as part of a tour of Iran's Gulf coast. Ahmadinejad's visit "is a flagrant violation of the United Arab Emirates' sovereignty over its territory and a transgression of efforts to find a peaceful settlement to end Iranian occupation of the three UAE islands," UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahayan was quoted as saying >>>


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big keer

Hendoostan is a friend of and supports Iran and all Parsies.

by big keer on

I love Iran in Hendi, आप कैसे हैं.

Veiled Prophet of Khorasan

Another thing

by Veiled Prophet of Khorasan on

This is not a "Muslims" whatever or imperialism issue. It is a matter of our national integrity. But very sadly some hate Iran so much as to side with her long time foes: no suprise here.

maziar 58


by maziar 58 on

Thank you vildemose

for clearing the 14th state of Iran.

wish the shah did not bought the British shoe salesman's Idea of referandum.

I really liked the last visit by cheney to Bahrain delivering special white house msge. to the king: SADDAM is coming your way!

resulted in same day heart attack!!

Also why UAE and omman not getting back the Diego garcia Island as one of their own.Maziar

Veiled Prophet of Khorasan

Bahrain is a part of Iran

by Veiled Prophet of Khorasan on

This was a part of Iran since pre Islamic days. Brits manipulated Shah to give it up but it was forced and has no validity. Iran has the right and duty to reclaim it when possible. 


I'd say good riddance

by Bunyip on

For a newly created country claiming someone else's property is a bit rich. l'd say keep your ambassador on the other side of Persian gulf. 


 Drop of Iranian claim

by vildemose on

 Drop of Iranian claim

Iran's parliament passed a bill in November 1957 declaring Bahrain to be the 14th province of Iran,[48] with two empty seats allocated for its representatives. This action caused numerous problems for Iran in its international relations, especially with some United Nations bodies, Britain, Saudi Arabia, and a number of Arab countries.

At this time, Britain set out to change the demographics of Bahrain. The policy of “deiranisation” consisted of importing a large number of different Arabs and others from British colonies as labourers.[49]

Demonstrations in 1956 forced the Al Khalifa rulers to leave Manama (the capital) for the village of Refae Al Gharbi where only Sunni Arabs serving as their bodyguards were allowed to live.

In 1965 Britain began dialogue with Iran to determine their borders in the Persian Gulf. Before long extensive differences over borders and territory came to light, including the dispute over the dominion of Bahrain. The two were not able to determine the maritime borders between the northern and southern countries of the Persian Gulf. At the same time King Faisal of Saudi Arabia arrived in Iran on a visit which included the creation of Islamic Conference and the decision to determine the maritime borders of the two countries. In return, the Shah of Iran agreed to visit Saudi Arabia in 1967. A week before this visit, the Saudis received Sheikh Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa, the that time Ruler of Bahrain as a head of state in the Saudi capital Riyadh. As a result the Shah's visit was cancelled, seriously damaging relations between the two countries. Following mediation by King Hassan II of Morocco the relationship was repaired.

Eventually Iran and Britain agreed to put the matter of Dominion of Bahrain to international judgment and requested the United Nations General Secretary take on this responsibility.

Iran pressed hard for a referendum in Bahrain in the face of strong opposition from both the British and the Bahraini leaders.[49] Their opposition was based on Al Khalifa's view that such a move would negate 150 years of their clan's rule in the country. In the end, as an alternative to the referendum, Iran and Britain agreed to request the United Nations conduct an opinion poll in Bahrain that would determine the political future of the territory. In reply to letters from the British and Iranians, U Thant, then Secretary General of the United Nations, declared that an opinion poll would take place on 30 March 1970. Vittorio Winspeare-Giucciardi, Manager of the United Nations office in Geneva was put in charge of the project. Report no. 9772 was submitted to the UN General Secretary and on 11 May 1970, the United Nations Security Council endorsed Winspeare's conclusion that an overwhelming majority of the people wished recognition of Bahrain's identity as a fully independent and sovereign state free to decide its own relations with other states.[50] Both Britain and Iran accepted the report and brought their dispute to a close.



The UAE!!!!

by jmyt17 on


I think day need to go to scholl and lean about themself first.

Not a fan of IRI at all, please do not come back. Islands belong to Iranian.

Anonymous Observer

I thought imperialism was bad professor

by Anonymous Observer on

Bahrain has never historically belonged to Iran.  We should have kept occupying it?  I thought occupation and imperialism were bad?  

Or are they good when Iranians do it?  

Or is it another instance of "carelessness?" 



by Milan on

از زمان شاه تا حالا هنوز دعوا سر تمبان ابو موساست؟

Mohammad Ala

UAE and Persian Gulf

by Mohammad Ala on

This UAE was not established when agreement Shah signed with Brits in 1971.  Shah made huge mistake in letting Bahrain to separate from the mainland.  Brits and now USA have been busy with "divide and conquer" concept in the region. 

Cho Iran nabashad, tan-e man mabad.


Wouldn’t that be funny?

by عموجان on

When WW3 started is because Muslims couldn’t live side by side

Oh Muhammad will be proud of them