UAE founding father Sheikh Zayed ‘approved Iran’s takeover of Gulf islands’

Issue 1154 - 11 Sep 2022 | 1 minute read

 The UAE’s founding father Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al-Nahyan agreed in 1971 to allow Iran to take control of three disputed islands in the Gulf – Abu Musa, Greater Tunb and Lesser Tunb – according to recently declassified documents unearthed by the BBC and broadcast on 30 August in a documentary Secrets and Deals: How Britain left the Middle East.

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