UAE recalls envoy from Iran in row over Gulf island

14.04.2012                      22.Nissan. 5772                     Shmini schel Pesach; Tag 7 des Omer

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UAE recalls envoy from Iran in row over Gulf island

Ahmadinejad visit to Abu Musa island, claimed by both countries, called a "flagrant violation" of UAE sovereignty by Gulf state's FM.

The UAE has recalled its ambassador to Tehran for consultations after what it called a "flagrant violation" of its sovereignty by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who visited a Gulf island claimed by both countries.
Iranian state news agency IRNA reported that Ahmadinejad visited Abu Musa island, some 60 km (40 miles) off the United Arab Emirates, on Wednesday as part of a tour of Iran's Gulf coast….