Thursday, April 12, 2012

Iran and the UAE in a tussle over claim to disputed islands

I am loving this. Sweeeeet !!!    I'll say one good thing about the Iranian nut:  He sure knows exactly how to pull the Sunni nations' chains and tails to make them howl like the banshees they all are.

....“The foreign ministry has recalled its ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Iran, Saif Mohammed Abid al-Zaabi, for consultations,” it said.

UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahayan had earlier slammed the visit by the Iranian President , the state news agency said.

“Sheikh Abdullah blasted the visit as a ‘flagrant violation’ of UAE sovereignty over its territories and a set back to all efforts and attempts the UAE is making to find a peaceful settlement to Iran’s occupation of the three UAE islands,” WAM reported late on Wednesday. “This visit will not change the legal status of these islands which are part ... of the UAE national soil,” the English-language statement said.

During his visit to Abu Musa island on Wednesday, Ahmadinejad insisted historical documents proved “the Persian Gulf is Persian,” according to the official IRNA news agency.

The Iranian leader said the name “Persian Gulf” derived from the “culture, civilization and the dominant opinion” of the area.

“Since a few thousand years ago, the main culture in most of the world was the Iranian culture and civilization, and it is clear that the naming (of the waterway) would be based on the name of this culture and land..........

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