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2 years ago  ::  Apr 13, 2012 - 11:35AM #1
rocketjsquirell
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Can anyone explain why Ahmadinejad would visit Abu Musa island at this time? Can anyone explain why Ahmadinejad likes causing problems? It is not as if Iran and the government of Iran is so popular and so secure that it can take on needless controversy. Some times you just have to shake your head and wonder why people are so stupid.

UAE recalls envoy from Iran in row over Gulf island
By REUTERS
04/13/2012 00:58
Ahmadinejad visit to Abu Musa island, claimed by both countries, called a "flagrant violation" of UAE sovereignty by Gulf state's FM.

DUBAI - 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.
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Abdullatif al-Zayani, head of the regional Gulf Cooperation Council, condemned the visit as "provocative" and a violation of UAE sovereignty, WAM reported.
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The UAE has urged Tehran to agree to take the dispute to the International Court of Justice in The Hague or engage in direct negotiations.

Iran says its sovereignty over the islands is not negotiable but has called for talks with the UAE to clear up "misunderstandings".

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2 years ago  ::  Apr 14, 2012 - 10:43AM #2
Dostojevsky
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Not a big deal; why are you making it a big deal when it is not.


Many countries have this kind of disputes.

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2 years ago  ::  Apr 14, 2012 - 5:06PM #3
rocketjsquirell
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Perhaps it is more of a deal than some would have us believe


'Gulf states plan to meet over UAE-Iran island row'
By REUTERS
04/14/2012 13:12
UAE withdrew its Iranian envoy after Ahmadinejad visited the disputed island; source calls upcoming meeting "extraordinary."

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DUBAI - Gulf Arab states plan to meet next week to discuss a dispute between the United Arab Emirates and Iran which broke out after the Iranian president visited a Gulf island claimed by both countries, a source familiar with the matter said on Saturday.
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