Wars and rumors of war: Iran army ready for action on disputed Gulf island

April 19, 2012IRANIran’s ground forces commander warned that should diplomacy fail, the military is ready for action over a disputed Gulf island controlled by Iran but also claimed by the United Arab Emirates, state TV reported Thursday. Gen. Ahmad Reza Pourdastan said Iranian forces are capable of confronting any offender against Iran’s sovereignty over the strategic Abu Musa Island in the Persian Gulf. It was the first time an Iranian military commander commented on the issue since President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad last week visited Abu Musa. “We do not allow any country to carry out an invasion,” Pourdastan said. “If these disturbances are not solved through diplomacy, the military forces are ready to show the power of Iran to the offender. Iran will strongly defend its right.” The island dominates the approach to the Strait of Hormuz, a key waterway in the Gulf through which about one-fifth of the world’s oil supply passes. Iran’s Revolutionary Guards and U.S. Navy warships patrol the narrow waterway. Iran took control of tiny Abu Musa and two nearby islands — the Greater and Lesser Tunb — in 1971, after British forces left the region. Tehran maintains that an agreement signed eight years before its 1979 Islamic revolution between the shah and the ruler of one of the UAE’s seven emirates, Sharjah, gives it the right to administer Abu Musa and station troops there. There was no agreement on the other two islands, but regardless, the UAE insists they belonged to the emirate of Ras al-Khaimah until Iran captured them by force days before the city-states united and declared independence from Britain, also in 1971. Ahmadinejad’s trip last week, which made him the first Iranian head of state to go to the island, escalated the dispute. The UAE called the visit a “setback” to efforts at finding at peaceful solution to the dispute and on Tuesday, Gulf Arab states denounced Ahmadinejad’s visit as a “flagrant violation” and warned Iran that they stand united over the case. A statement by the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council told Iran that any perceived aggression against the UAE is considered an affront to the entire bloc, which includes Iran’s main regional rival Saudi Arabia. –Yahoo News
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8 Responses to Wars and rumors of war: Iran army ready for action on disputed Gulf island

  1. Mary says:

    I know there is trouble big time down the road, but I noticed this article was from Yahoo News. That I have little faith in. I will research ofther sites I read, here and abroad.

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  2. nickk0 says:

    Iran to the West:
    “Please attack us. We’ll give you all the excuses you need” :x

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  3. Cerey E. Runyon says:

    Iran is desperately trying to become a superpower; this is scary to say the least…

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  4. TexasRedNeck says:

    Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is the one that wants war, 90 % or more of the Irainian people do not want war with anyone. It is sad that so many innocent people will have to die because of a madman.

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  5. BABU says:

    Everybody want to show his muscle. Nobody care for the people or for the world. This attitude brings us to the last stage of a human being. We are no more humans sometime animals are better than us. Whatever happens always happens . Let us pray that we have good leaders to lead the world…….and us……God Bless all !

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