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Originally posted by IDK88
Why couldn't the Russians have sent such sensitive cargo to Iran via the Caspian Sea? It is a much, much, much shorter trip than sending it out in such a gigantic arc through the Artic Sea, Atlantic, Mediterranean, Suez Canal, Red Sea, Arabian Sea Persian Gulf route.
Through the Caspian its like a two hour trip with a stop for lunch and no nations that could interfere with the cargo.
[edit on 23-8-2009 by IDK88]
Only if known, and that would be other advantage of using that route, it's almost a "home" route, who controls the traffic on the Caspian Sea?
Originally posted by centurion1211
But then the shipment of arms from russia to iran would have been obvious to all.
But the reality lost to almost everyone is tha Russia is not exactly a supporter of Iran, more like a competitor in the region.