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Iran Rejects UAE Calls To Negotiate Status Of Islands

Responding to recent comments about the three southern Gulf islands of AbuMusa and Greater and Lesser Tunb by the President and the Foreign Minister ofthe UAE, Tehran radio on 29 March reiterated Iran's position that it would notnegotiate on the issue of sovereignty over the islands. "From Iran's pointof view there are no differences over the Tunb islands and no one could force acountry to negotiate...