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Arab League confronts Iran on sovereignty claim

September 9, 2016 at 12:57 am

The Strait of Hormuz, Between Iran, Oman and the UAE [Flickr: eutrophication&hypoxia]

Thursday saw the end of the 146th session of the Arab league’s ministerial Council, Held in Cairo. The meeting saw several incidents by the leaders of in the Middle East’s Arab States spoke out against Iran.

One prominent example was the Leagues’ decision to reaffirm the United Arab Emirates claim to sovereignty of three islands in the Persian Gulf, which are also claimed – And currently occupied – by Iran.

The council criticised he ran for constructing settlements and carrying out military operations on the three islands, Greater Tunb, Lesser Tunb and Abu Musa.

Iranian government controlled Press TV also reported on a spat between the chairman of the Arab League, Ahmed Aboul Gheit, and the Iranian government over their involvement in Syria. According to Press TV Bahram Qasemi, a spokesperson for the Iranian Foreign Ministry, refuted the Gheit’s criticism and instead blamed the Arab States for the ongoing bloodshed in Syria.

While the Arab League, in accordance with its Charter, must help settle crises among its members through peaceful means, it has supported the military offensive of an Arab country against another Arab country and approved aggression and fratricide.