'Iran must hold negotiations with UAE to solve islands dispute'

Gulf Cooperation Council Secretary-General Al-Attiyah urged Iran to hold direct negotiations with the United Arab Emirates to solve the issue of the three occupied islands or refer it to the International Court of Justice.

'Iran must hold negotiations with UAE to solve islands dispute'
Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Secretary-General Abdulrahman Al-Attiyah urged Iran to hold direct negotiations with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to solve the issue of the three occupied islands or refer it to the International Court of Justice.

In an interview with Kuwait Television, broadcast late on Tuesday, Al-Attiya said the issue of the UAE islands is one of the main concerns of the GCC, which urges Iran to deal with the matter in direct talks with Abu Dhabi.

On the Iranian nuclear file, he said the GCC said in many gatherings that it is in favor of peaceful talks to solve this issue because the GCC countries are worried about the consequences of this tense situation.

One cannot talk about the Iranian nuclear plants without referring to Israeli nuclear arsenal, Al-Attiyah said adding that the GCC countries urged all superpower countries to deal with all files that trouble the world, especially that Israel did not sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).

Al-Attiyah praised as historic the Doha Summit's declaration of establishing a joint GCC market, due to be launched by January 2008.

The GCC official praised the Kuwaiti initiative that encourages interested countries to invest in Kuwait.

On education, GCC countries are racing to develop the education and research and to host universities and research centers, he added.


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