Iran: July 24, 2001


An Iranian gunboat in the Caspian Sea forced an oil research ship from Azerbaijan to withdraw from an area (technically Azerbaijan territorial waters) that both nations claim. Iran threatens war if oil exploration goes on. There is a long standing dispute over who controls what part of the Caspian. Now that there may be oil under some of those waters, the issue has become more important. 




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