Musalreza Servati said,
According to historical documents and evidence, countries like the UAE and Bahrain are associated with Iran.”He added that the islands of Abu Musa, the Greater and Lesser Tunbs belong to Iran. Mohsen Reza’i, Secretary of the Expediency Council, said,
After the Iran-Iraq War, the United Arab Emirates generally claimed its ownership of the three islands… Representatives of the United Arab Emirates do not themselves believe their statements regarding the ownership of the three islands, but make these assertions due to international pressure. We believe they should stop doing so.