A senior Iranian lawmaker says a parliamentary delegation will travel to the three Persian Gulf islands of Greater Tunb, Lesser Tunb, and Abu Musa on Wednesday.
Members of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee will visit the islands on April 24, Mansour Haqiqatpour said Saturday.
He added that during the two-day visit, the delegation would examine the security – political situation of the three islands and hold meetings with the political authorities of the islands.
The United Arab Emirates has repeatedly made baseless claims about the islands of Greater Tunb, Lesser Tunb, and Abu Musa.
In a statement issued by the National Security and Foreign Policy Committee on February 19, Iranian lawmakers said, “Iran has always pursued the policy of friendship and good neighborliness with all its neighboring states and welcomes bilateral talks with the UAE government to explore ways to expand relations and resolve the current misunderstandings.”
The islands of the Greater Tunb, the Lesser Tunb, and Abu Musa have historically been part of Iran, proof of which can be found and corroborated by countless historical, legal, and geographical documents in Iran and other parts of the world.
The islands temporarily fell under British control in the 1800s but were returned to Iran on November 30, 1971, through a legal procedure that preceded the establishment of the United Arab Emirates as an independent state.
By Press TV
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