ubikcan

April 3, 2007

Boundary experts and the hostages

Filed under: Iran, map, politics — ubikcan @ 2:36 pm

As a followup to a previous post on the vagaries of the boundaries in the Gulf, Reuters has the following story.

Shifting sands and a poorly defined maritime border could give Britain and Iran enough room to save face in their 12-day stand-off over a group of detained British sailors and marines, border experts say.”Because the maritime boundaries off the Shatt al-Arab waterway, drawn up in 1975 but not updated since, are open to a certain degree of interpretation, Britain and Iran could “agree to disagree” over exactly who crossed into whose territory.

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