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Author Mehr, Farhang.

Title A colonial legacy : the dispute over the islands of Abu Musa, and the Greater and Lesser Tumbs / Farhang Mehr.

Published Lanham, Md. : University Press of America, [1997]


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 UniM Bail  341.29095357 MEHR    AVAILABLE
Physical description v, 250 pages ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-237) and index.
Contents I. Iran: A Historical Overview. A Geographical Sketch. The Nomenclature of the Persian Gulf. A Brief Historical Survey of the Persian Gulf -- II. The Qawassim: A Historical Perspective. The Qawassim and the British. The Qawassim and the Wahhabis. The Qawassim and the Persians -- III. The Persian Gulf, Iran, and the British. The Russian Factor in the Anglo-Iranian Relations. The Emergence of the Trucial States. The Irano-British War of 1856-57. The Russo-British Economic Rivalry: Iran's Policy of Positive Equilibrium. The Russo-British Rapprochement of 1907 -- IV. The Legal Status of the Three Islands of Abu Musa, and the Greater and Lesser Tumbs. Iran's Historical Title. The Status of the Qawassim of Lingeh. Disputes over Sirri, the Tumbs, and Abu Musa. The Qawassim's Historical Title. Iran's Assertion of Her Rights Since Post W.W. II. Tax Evidence. Map Evidence. The Acquisition of Territory Under International Law -- V. The Last Episode and Conclusion.
App. I. Sheikh of Sharjah's Announcement of the Abu Musa Agreement 29 November, 1971 -- App. II. Premier Hoveyda's Statement on Abu Musa and the Two Tumbs of the Majlis on 30 November, 1971 -- App. III. Shah's Press Interview, January 1972 -- App. IV. A Sample of the Exclusive Agreement of the Shaikh of Bahrain with the British Government Dated 13 March, 1892 -- App. V. A Sample of the Undertaking by the Shaikh of Shargah, Regarding Oil - 1922.
Subject Abū Mūsá -- International status.
Tunb Islands -- International status.
United Arab Emirates -- Boundaries -- Iran.
Iran -- Boundaries -- United Arab Emirates.
Persian Gulf Region -- Foreign relations -- Great Britain.
Great Britain -- Foreign relations -- Persian Gulf Region.
ISBN 0761808760 (cloth : alk. paper)
0761808779 (paperback: alk. paper)