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Published: 0248 GMT September 17, 2021

Tehran rejects baseless claims on three Iranian islands

Tehran rejects baseless claims on three Iranian islands

Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman reacted to the final statement of the latest meeting of the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council, stressing that the islands of Greater Tunb, Lesser Tunb and Abu Musa definitely belong to Iran.

Saeed Khatibzadeh made the remarks in response to the latest council statement on Friday, adding that the “baseless and repetitive” allegations in this regard will not change the fact that the islands will remain as sovereign Iranian territory forever, Press TV reported.

On Thursday night, the council issued a final statement at the end of its 149th meeting of the foreign ministers, in which it leveled worn-out accusations against the Islamic Republic.

The statement reiterated the so-called sovereignty of the UAE over the Iranian islands, with members of the council claiming that “any action that Iran takes on these three islands is invalid and has no effect on the sovereignty of the UAE over them.”

In response, Khatibzadeh said the Islamic Republic of Iran will allow no interference in its peaceful nuclear and missile programs, as well as matters related to its deterrence and defense policies.

The Iranian spokesman also reiterated that the Islamic Republic of Iran's priority, particularly that of the new government, is strengthening cooperation and developing relations with all its neighbors without foreign interference.

He also expressed hope that members of the council would pay attention to regional negotiations and take confidence-building measures to strengthen diplomacy, instead of making unrealistic demands from foreign countries.  

Khatibzadeh said the council should know that unacceptable requests, as well as false accusations against the Islamic Republic of Iran and repeated allegations are not a solution to the problems of the region, stressing that there needs to be a constructive interaction between the regional countries.



Resource: Press TV
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