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Will UAE and Iran resolve the three islands dispute?   

Aljazeera.com - 15 May, 2012
Author: Nima Khorrami Assl

Iran and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are once again at each others' throats over the three islands of Abu Musa, Greater Tunb, and the Lesser Tunb. This latest round of rhetorical warfare was instigated by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's official visit to the island of Abu Musa on April 11; a move that some described as "tactical", aiming to stir nationalist sentiment ahead of the nuclear talks between Iran and the P5+1 in Istanbul.
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H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, met here today with French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault....
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Moscow yesterday proposed that Russia and US, which have been flying separate bombing campaigns in Syria, launch joint air strikes against jihadists from next week, a proposal the Pentagon swiftly...
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Date : 2016-05-20
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The EU and US have pledged not to stand in the way of permitted business activity with Iran, and not to stand in the way of international firms or financial...
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