Iran responds to GCC statement on disputed islands with UAE

Tehran responded to a statement made at the 153rd GCC foreign ministers’ meeting by emphasizing that the three islands disputed with the UAE are “an integral part of Iranian territory.”

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Nasser Kanaani called the “charges” contained in the statement of the foreign ministers of the Gulf Cooperation Council “unfounded” and that the three islands “Abu Musa, Greater Tunb and Lesser Tunb” are part of Iranian territory.

For “reasons of insecurity in the region,” Kanaani explained, “the destructive policies pursued by the United States of America and Israel, and the miscalculations of some countries in the region, have led foreigners to interfere in the regional equations.”

He expressed regret that a number of Gulf Cooperation Council countries, instead of taking responsibility and correcting their failed policies, are working to refute and insist on repeated accusations. overall security and stability in the region.

The Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman also welcomed the return of the ambassadors of Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates to Tehran and the continuation of negotiations with Saudi Arabia, adding: “Iran, as in the past, emphasizes the dependence of cooperation between all countries. in the region to achieve security, stability and peace in the Gulf region”.

Kanaani stressed “the need for some countries in the region to change their conflicting behavior”, adding: “Iran, based on its strategic vision and principled policy, considers cooperation between neighboring countries to be the best way to solve problems in the region and welcomes constructive and positive initiatives aimed at strengthening bilateral and regional relations.

Source: “ERNA”

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