The issue of the three occupied UAE islands by Iran still alarms on both national and international levels. The United Arab Emirates did not stop for a glance from demanding to restore its ownership right in these three islands politically and peacefully away from bloodshed. This has been confirmed by the state itself since the beginning of the case in addition to the historical facts.
These three UAE islands of Abu Musa, Greater Tunb and Lesser Tunb have been occupied by Iran since 30 November 1971 to present!
The issue of the three occupied islands by Iran is a clear violation to the International laws, norms and conventions as well as an issue that has direct link to the idea of right and sovereignty.
The International law states clearly that sovereignty cannot be acquired by invasion, military force or coercion. In the case of Greater and Lesser Tunb, the Iranian invasion in 1971 in which a number of Ras al-Khaimah policemen were killed, is a matter of historical fact that cannot be denied. In the case of the Memorandum of Understanding on Abu Musa, the Government of Sharjah on that day, specifically reserved its rights to sovereignty. Quite apart from the fact that the Memorandum was signed only under the threat of invasion, amounting to coercion, it has subsequently been breached substantially and consistently by Iran in such a way as to indicate that the Government of filthy Iran has no intention of abiding by its terms.
Muslims in general and Arabs in particular should always pursue their righteous demands in these islands. We should never stop!
Monitoring Human Rights violations committed by the Iranian Government.
Mouaaz Al Ajami