Sovereignty

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Sovereignty

The legal right of a state to govern its own affairs in its own territory without outside interference. Sovereignty may reside with an individual (such as a monarch, sometimes known as a sovereign), a body (such as a parliament) or with the populace as a whole. The notion of sovereignty is less clear in federal governments like the U.S. and Canada, as sovereignty is split between the national government and the regional governments. This is a matter of considerable controversy in some countries.
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He deplored the western media for their attempts to stir political tension inside Iran by misquoting him about Iran's soverignty over the Abu Musa island, and stressed that Iran and his ministry are pursuing the same policy on these islands which have been pursued over the last 20 years, that is speaking to the UAE to remove the misunderstandings over the Iranian island of Abu Musa.
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This custom may have derived from a liturgical tradition that links the word u-vekhen, and therefore, in Esther 4:16, to the And therefore paragraphs of the Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur liturgy, with their theme of Divine Soverignty. (5)