Iran Dares Obama to Discuss Who Owns NY (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu 04/29/12)
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An Iranian professor writes that if President Barack Obama will
discuss ownership of New York City, Iran will talk about its claim to
three Gulf islands.
Professor of geopolitics Pirooz Mojtahedzadeh said on Saturday that
the United Arab Emirates must honor a 1971 treaty on the three
Iranian islands in the Persian Gulf.
Mojtahedzadeh is a lecturer at the United Nations University and an
instructor of geopolitics doctoral studies at University of London.
He said that he has written an article to be published soon, which
addresses President Obama and tells him that “if the US
administration is ready to negotiate ownership of New York, Iran will
consider negotiations on ownership of its islands,” according to the
official Iranian IRNA news agency.
Sovereignty over the three islands has been a cause for a growingly
bitter dispute between Iran and the United Arab Emirates.
The Iranian academic said that when Tony Blair was the British prime
minister, one of his aides had "speculated" about the islands, which
were under British control from 1908 until the late 1960s. “´I wrote
a letter to him to remind him that the UK had ended occupation of the
Islands and gave them back to Iran in 1971. He later apologized for
his unlawful remarks,” Mojtahedzadeh told IRNA.
He drew the Palestinian Authority into the issue, saying that PA
Chairman Mahmoud Abbas “must have made such a visit to Iranian
Islands to tell Obama that Abu Musa is a part of Iranian territory.”
Abu Musa is a tiny island of 2,000 residents in the eastern Persian
Gulf near the entrance to the Strait of Hormuz, and more importantly
is one of the main ports for exporting oil from Iran.
(IsraelNationalNews © 2012 04/29/12)
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