Iran summoned the United Arab Emirates charge d'affaires in Tehran over UAE’s renewed claims of the three Persian Gulf islands of Abu Musa, and the Greater and Lesser Tunbs. Iran considers the three islands as its territory.
"The UAE's charge d'affaires was summoned to the foreign ministry and was issued a stern warning," Ramin Mehmanparast, Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman, told reporters in Tehran.
"There was also a meeting held in the UAE, and they were conveyed the displeasure of our officials towards their unmeasured statements," he added.
UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah had compared Iran's control of the islands to Israel's occupation of Arab territories.