Iran Blasts Arab League Chief for Baseless Stance on PG Islands

A008708015.jpgTEHRAN (FNA)- Iran on Sunday dismissed a statement by Arab League Secretary General Amr Mussa on backing the United Arab Emirates’ claim over three Iranian Islands in the Persian Gulf.Iran’s Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said that Amr Mussa’s statement in the 20th Arab Summit in the Syrian capital was totally baseless and unfounded.

“In meeting with other Arab leaders, they indicated a different stand in dealing with the issue and even the UAE’s officials did not point to the issue,” Mottaki told reporters.

In the same regard, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyed Mohammad Ali Hosseini on Sunday stated that the three Iranian Islands in Persian Gulf are inseparable part of the Iranian territory.

He strongly refuted the pro-UAE statement, saying “such allegations are regarded as interference in Iran’s domestic affairs.”

“Interfering of third parties in a misunderstanding between Iran and the UAE which could be resolved through talks is not helpful,” he underlined.

Hosseini highlighted the myriad of problems faced by the Muslim world mainly in the Middle East, including continued atrocities of the Israeli regime in the Gaza Strip and wide-scale attacks on Islamic identities, stressing that raising irrelevant and unreal issues only deviates the summit and is beyond its credit.

“It is necessary for all countries to adopt an actual stand in dealing with historical realities in the region and help forge unity and solidarity in the region,” Hosseini underlined.

Mottaki wound up his two-day official visit on Sunday afternoon.

During his stay in Syria, the Iranian foreign minister conferred with a number of high-ranking officials from Arab League member states during the summit on mutual and regional developments.

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