Iran Planning to Create "Persian Gulf" Province.(Fars).Tehran - Iranian parliamentarians plan to introduce a bill for the creation of a new province and tourist resort to be called the "Persian Gulf" province with Abu Musa Island as its capital. "A decision has been made to create the tourism and culture province of the Persian Gulf with Abu Musa as its capital," member of the parliament's Councils and Interior Policy Commission Vali Esmayeeli told FNA on Monday.
He said that based on the bill, the fake name of the Iranian island, Abu Musa, will be changed to "Bu Musa" because "Boum" (in Persian) means Place and "Musa" is the name of that region.
Esmayeeli underlined that the decision to prepare the bill was taken after the UAE officials uttered some "gibberish words" on the ownership of the Iranian Island of Abu Musa in the Persian Gulf.
The UAE which says it does not accept international treaties and agreements about the ownership of Abu Musa Island, recently called its ambassador from Tehran after Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad visited the Island earlier this month.
Also, on April 13, the foreign ministers of the six-nation Persian Gulf Cooperation Council (PGCC) held an emergency meeting in Doha and issued a statement against the Iranian President's visit to the Iranian island.
In reply, Iran said that the visit was an internal issue only related to Iran's state sovereignty.
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.
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