April 14, 2012

Iran Escalates Gulf Tension

Sultan Al Qassemi, Al Monitor

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Another crisis is brewing in the Middle East, this time between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the United Arab Emirates. Iranian president Ahmadinejad took the unprecedented step of visiting the disputed Gulf island of Abu Musa that both countries claim along with two other islands of Lesser and Greater Tunb. This prompted the normally reticent UAE to condemn the visit in the “strongest possible terms” and recallits ambassador from Iran. Additionally a football match between both states wascancelled by the UAE.

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