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Jim's Corner, 1/24/14
« on: January 27, 2014, 12:20:08 PM »

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Re: Jim's Corner, 1/24/14
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2014, 12:30:24 PM »
Problem is, Iran has every right to send it's ships where it pleases, as long as they stay in international waters.

By the Suez treaty, which governs the canal zone, passage can not be prevented to vessels, irrespective of nationality or purpose, and the main channel of the canal counts as international waters for all legal purposes, as do it's entrances and exits. You are barred from anchoring in the canal, there is a rigorously enforced speed limit, and if your vessel is disabled you are obliged to accept the assistance of the first available ship to continue you out of the canal, no matter if it is your closest ally or a warship belonging to your deadliest enemy.
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