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UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – IRAN
UAE pipelines to avoid Iranian threats
The goal is bypass the Strait of Hormuz which Tehran has threatened to close should tensions with the West worsen over the nuclear issue. Once built, pipelines might knock down oil prices.
29/05/2008 UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – IRAN
UAE and Iran at loggerheads over three tiny Gulf islands
Occupied by Iran the islands are located in the Strait of Homruz and have great strategic value. Iran rejects Russian mediation and international arbitration as requested by the UAE.
10/09/2008 UAE - IRAN
Arab League condemns Tehran for occupation of islands in Strait of Hormuz
Full support for the protest of the Emirates. For its part, the Gulf Cooperation Council is again asking that the question be resolved through international arbitration.
30/10/2008 IRAN - UAE
Tehran, Abu Dhabi set up joint committee on economy, disputed islands
The agreement is aimed at a general reinforcement of relations between Iran and the Emirates. The disputed islands have a purely strategic value. The regime of the mullahs announces the creation of a naval base to control traffic through the Strait of Hormuz.
04/09/2008 GULF – IRAN
Gulf Council backs UAE against Iran
Six Arab countries call on Tehran to remove illegally built offices on Abu Musa Island and open talks over sovereignty. Iran’s reply is full of scorn.
16/07/2012 UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Abu Dhabi responds to Iranian threats with pipeline that bypasses the Strait of Hormuz
The facility runs from the oil fields of Abu Dhabi to Fujairah, on the Indian Ocean. Its first shipment included 500,000 barrels for a Pakistani refinery. It can carry up to 1.5 million barrels a day. Tehran dismisses the pipeline as Western propaganda to reduce the importance of the Strait of Hormuz.
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