Iran's foreign ministry summons Chinese envoy

Maria Novoselova / Vestnik Kavkaza

Iran's foreign ministry has summoned the Chinese ambassador in Tehran to protest about a China-UAE statement related to Iran's sovereignty over three Islands also claimed by the UAE, Iranian state media reported.

"Iran's objection to the Chinese support of baseless claims in a shared UAE-China statement has been expressed to the Chinese ambassador in Tehran. Iran's foreign ministry emphasises that the three Islands are an eternal part of the country's soil and we expect China to mend its position on the issue," the report reads.

 The UAE President recently arrived in Beijing at the two-day state visit to China.

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