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Velayati Calls for Resumption of Negotiations over Abu Musa

The Iranian Foreign Minister, Mr. Ali Akbar Velayati, announced last weekthat Iran hopes to receive a delegation from the UAE in Tehran in the nearfuture to resume negotiations on the dispute over Abu Musa island. In a pressconference in Tehran on 14 February, the Minister said that Iran was ready toresume these negotiations on the basis of the 1971 agreement between Iran andthe UAE emirate of...