Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Iraqis Gas Thousands at the Turkish Border

The UN-sponsored peace talks between Iraq and Iran appear to have reached a roadblock. Iraq insists on full sovereignty over the Shatt al Arab while Iran adamantly rejects such a demand.The Shatt al Arab is created from the confluence of the Tigris and the Euphrates. The 120-mile waterway provides Iraq with an outlet to the Persian Gulf."The 1975 Algiers Treaty under which Iraq agreed to share the ownership of the Shatt al Arab with Iran no longer exists," said Hamadi, the Iraqi foreign minister, on this day."Treaties cannot be abrogated by unilateral action. All border treaties are permanent, unchangeable and decisive," replied Ali Akbar Velayati, the Iranian foreign minister, immediately. Read full story

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