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USA Sides with UAE against Iran over the Island Issue


US sympathizes with UAE in Iran island rift


AFP: US sympathizes with UAE in Iran island rift


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WASHINGTON — The United States on Tuesday urged Iran to enter talks with the United Arab Emirates over Gulf territorial disputes as it criticized President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for visiting a contested island.
The firebrand Iranian president visited Abu Musa island and declared that historical documents proved "the Persian Gulf is Persian," triggering a protest by the United Arab Emirates and condemnation by other Gulf Arab monarchies.
State Department spokesman Mark Toner said the United States supported "a peaceful resolution" over the three islands and backed the UAE call for the issue to be resolved through talks or at the International Court of Justice.
"The United States appreciates the UAE's efforts in this regard and urges Iran to respond positively to the UAE's initiative to resolve the issue through direct negotiations," Toner said in a statement.
"Actions such as the April 11 visit by Iranian President Ahmadinejad to the Abu Musa island only complicate efforts to settle the issue," he said.
The trip came amid high tension between Iran and several of its pro-US Arab neighbors as well as with Israel, which fears that the clerical regime in Tehran is developing a nuclear weapon and has not ruled out a military strike.
Iran has called Ahmadinejad's trip a purely domestic issue. Iran, then ruled by the pro-Western shah, gained control of the islands in 1971 when Britain granted independence to its Gulf protectorates and withdrew its forces.
Abu Musa, the only inhabited island of the three, was placed under joint administration in a deal with Sharjah, now part of the UAE.
Abu Dhabi says the Iranians have since taken control of the entire island -- which controls access to the oil-rich Gulf -- and have built an airport and military base there.
 

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Whats good for the goose should be good for the gander. If the goose gets thrown out in a coup and the gander with its large beard stomps on american embassy officials, dont expect that proverb to work..
 

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Stupid thread. The American's actually wound up UAE to make a non issue an issue. Americans just trying to protect their stealing of Arab resources by the help of a few treacherous families in ME
 

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I don't interpret this as taking sides with UAE. America is only asking for both parties to discuss and "resolve" this peacefully. Given there lack of traction with the Iranian government, it is obvious they can appeal only to one side. However, I wonder why they have the get involved in this issue at all. If any western nation has anything to do with the history of the Islands, it is the UK.

I have been in Islands.there is not any one in small and great Tumbs. In Abumusa people are proun of being Iranian

Out of curiosity, what all do you have on the Island? Is there any industry, defence base etc?
 

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I don't interpret this as taking sides with UAE. America is only asking for both parties to discuss and "resolve" this peacefully. Given there lack of traction with the Iranian government, it is obvious they can appeal only to one side. However, I wonder why they have the get involved in this issue at all. If any western nation has anything to do with the history of the Islands, it is the UK.



Out of curiosity, what all do you have on the Island? Is there any industry, defence base etc?

forget about what we have in two Tumbs,no body live there. but Abumusa is a small city with all facilities for a small city's population
 

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Should US side with its puppet or enemy? Hmm, tough one :azn:

Also I'm pretty sure US is pushing UAE to make noise about this non-issue, as Aryan_B said.

Btw, its funny how US proposes "peaceful resolution" in the International Court of Justice, which is another US tool. I wonder how "fair" the resolution would be there? :rofl: I remember how Iran had US on the court for destroying civilian plane and killing hundreds of Iranians, and guess what - International Court absolutely didnt do anything against US for this crime against humanity, all it did was drag the trial till infinity, until Iran gave up.
 

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In Farsi we call these kind of people "Nokhode Har Ash", such a blubber muoth folks who cares what you think .


However, I wonder why they have the get involved in this issue at all. If any western nation has anything to do with the history of the Islands, it is the UK.

I do know they are nosy .


Out of curiosity, what all do you have on the Island? Is there any industry, defence base etc?

First of all it's not important what we have there , the point is they are ours ,secondly and as a crucial item is their locations in fact whoever controls them will control the security of the strait of Hormoz .
 

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Iran is too powerful for them to take any action. It are just barks... btw,today Irans FM expressed hope of reaching a deal with the west,US in Baghdad talks. Slowly the Arabs will lose their master. Then they are all alone against Iran. awesome
 

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Iran is too powerful for them to take any action. It are just barks... btw,today Irans FM expressed hope of reaching a deal with the west,US in Baghdad talks. Slowly the Arabs will lose their master. Then they are all alone against Iran. awesome

Oh please do come. You will find us to be quite the hosts :D
 

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Iran is too powerful for them to take any action. It are just barks... btw,today Irans FM expressed hope of reaching a deal with the west,US in Baghdad talks. Slowly the Arabs will lose their master. Then they are all alone against Iran. awesome

I think you that is Iran should make peace with Iran. Attack Sauds and give that land to the Palestinians. Since coming across Mossa any sympathy I had for Arabs has gone.

btw have you considered giving Mossa a job he does a wonderful job here of lowering peoples opinion of Sauds

He could be Iran's secret weapon of mass propaganda lol
 

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