Research Paper

The Abu Musa, Greater Tunb, and Lesser Tunb Dispute

3 pages | 690 words

The Abu Musa, Greater Tunb, and Lesser Tunb dispute is a territorial conflict between Iran and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) over the ownership of three small islands in the Persian Gulf. The islands are located close to the entrance of the Strait of Hormuz, which is a strategic waterway for global oil supplies. Tensions between the two countries have flared on several occasions, most recently in April 2016 when UAE announced that it had deployed troops to Abu Musa Island. While the situation appears to have calmed down for now, it remains to be seen whether a lasting resolution to the dispute can be found.

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