An Iranian MP reacted on Thursday to unfounded claims of his counterpart from the United Arab Emirates at a high-profile meeting in South Africa over the three Iranian islands in the Persian Gulf.
"The three islands of Abu Mousa, the Greater and Lesser Tunbs are inseparable parts of Iran as the country has repeatedly made it clear before," member of the Iranian delegation to the ongoing 118th session of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Qassem Azizi said in Cape Town, South Africa.
He made the remarks while commenting on the baseless claims of an UAE delegates over the three Iranian islands during the week-long IPU meeting which opened in the South African capital on Sunday.
"The Islamic Republic of Iran has always been committed to its international undertakings including the 1971 agreement between the two sides," Azizi said.
He added that Iran made great efforts during recent years to build confidence and promote cooperation with the Persian Gulf littoral states in line with its principled stance on establishing security, stability and sustainable peace in the region.