Archeologists Find New Historical Evidence of Iranians' Presence on Abu Musa Island
TEHRAN (FNA)- Archeologists announced that they have recently found a large number of ancient objects in the Persian Gulf island of Abu Musa, which prove that Iranians have been living on the island since much older times than what was already expected.
Some ten archeological sites have been found and excavated in the Iranian island of Abu Musa and a number of antiques have been found in there, Head of the Research Institute of Iran's Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization Parisa Mohammadi said on Monday.
She said that determining the age and antiquity of the discovered objects needs complementary and comparative investigation and studies.
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.