Iraq-Iran Border Negotiations "Going Well"
asharq alawsat / Rahmat al-Salaam
17-Aug-2009 (one comment)

A security official in the Iraqi Interior Ministry, who asked not to be identified, said that the Iraqi-Iranian border is 1450 kilometers long and has been and still is a source of problems between the two countries. He explained that the reason is "the wrong demarcation of the border between Iraq and Iran, which has had a negative effect on Iraq in particular." In a statement to Asharq Al-Awsat, he said that "the Iranian border towns have a strategic depth, whereas the Iraqi towns do not. From a military point of view, this situation is to Iran's advantage, but to Iraq's disadvantage." He noted that "Iran is now demanding taking Iraqi towns after transgressing the Al-Taluk Line (the imaginary line separating the Shatt al-Arab in the middle between Iraq and Iran according to the Algiers Agreement signed in 1975."


Where's the line?

by Ostaad on

I send a message to the paper reminding them there is no body of water anywhere in the world called, "Arab Gulf". I suggested the author should check some historical maps in order to educate himself. The body of water he is referring to is called "Persian Gulf", or "Khaleej-e Fars".

I encourage the readers to do the same.