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News number: 9107115882

14:01 | 2012-10-30

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Iran Produces Documentary on Sovereignty of Persian Gulf Islands

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran produced an expert documentary film proving its undisputable sovereignty over the three Persian Gulf islands of Abu Musa, the Greater Tunb and the Lesser Tunb, showing that the claims raised by some Arab countries over the trio are baseless.



The film named "The Land of Salman" and directed by Amir-Hossein Javanshir was produced in both Persian and English languages and is regarded as a valuable national and political work throughout the Iranian history.

The project is regarded as the first political documentary with an expert view on Iran's ownership of the three Persian Gulf islands.

"The Land of Salman" made after a year research relying on specialized documentations and studies, rejects some Arab countries' claims on Iran's irrefutable sovereignty over the trio.

Different Iranian university lecturers, research centers, historians and army experts have provided scientific contributions to the cinematic project.

International documents clearly show that the three islands of the Greater Tunb, the Lesser Tunb and Abu Musa which were historically owned by Iran, temporarily fell to British control in 1903.

The islands were returned to Iran based on an agreement in 1971 before the UAE was born.

Iran has repeatedly declared that its ownership of the three islands is unquestionable.

Under international law, no state can defy any agreement, which came into being before its establishment.

Yet, the UAE continues to make territorial claims against the Islamic Republic despite historical evidence and international regulations.