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Arab group at UN backs UAE on island issue


Arab group at UN backs UAE on island issue(New York) – The Arab Group at the United Nations has supported stance of UAE by deploring the visit made by Iranian President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to the UAE’s Abu Musa Island under occupation by Iran since 1971. The group represented by Arab member states at the UN made a statement after a meeting chaired by UAE’s permanent representative to UN, Ahmed Abdul Rahman Al Jaramain.
“The Arab Group at the United Nations condemns this unfortunate and unjustified action by the Iranian President, as it represents a flagrant violation of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the United Arab Emirates and of the principles of the UN Charter and international law. The Arab Group considers Iran’s occupation of these islands or taking any unilateral actions towards these Islands to be null and void and undermine the security and stability in the region”, said the statement.