Iran’s Spokeswoman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in reaction to the UAE’s recent claim on its triple Persian Gulf islands said "The triple Iranian islands belong to the Islamic Republic and they will go on to do. The islands’ historical relation to Iran is an undeniable reality.”
Marzieh Afkham who was addressing the UAE Foreign Minister on the Greater Tubn, Lesser Tunb, and Abu Musa added "No statement that disregards the current realities of the Middle East and the Persian Gulf will help regional integrity or strengthening bonds between the region’s countries.”
"Neighbors have the priority for us. The Islamic Republic of Iran’s policy has always addressed regional peace and security as well as strengthening comprehensive relations with neighbor and Muslim countries; a major policy which is to be earnestly followed,” she asserted.