Mohammad Hassan Asafari in interview with ICANA regarded statements by the UAE Foreign Minister as to the siege of the triple islands as trite and demanded Iran’s Foreign Ministry to give a proper response to the statements.
The member of the National Security and Foreign Policy Committee of the Majlis said "As we approach the Iran-Six Majors talks, UAE leaders try to exert some influence which is by the way no more than a daydream.”
In a meeting with his German counterpart, the UAE Foreign Minister had claimed that his country owned the triple islands.
Asafari stated "Before the NAM meeting in Tehran and the Almaty talks, UAE officials made such unsupported claims. It was completely predictable for them to repeat their claims before the Geneva III talks as well.”
He added that official documents registered in the UN as well as old maps all indicate that the triple islands belong to the Islamic Republic of Iran.
"If UAE leaders repeat their claims of owning the triple islands, the Islamic Republic of Iran will be forced to lessen the level of its relations with the country,” he warned.
The lawmaker called for the Iranian Foreign Ministry "to give the country’s King a serious warning in order to prevent such unfounded claims by UAE officials.”
Maintaining that such claims will set discord among regional countries, Asafari said that the UAE is too young a country to make such claims when compared to Iran with its millennia-old history.