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Iran has territorial claims in Antarctica

Iran has territorial claims in Antarctica

February 16, 2024 – 11:31 AM

“We have the right to territorial claims in Antarctica. We plan to plant our flag and then carry out military and scientific work there.”

This is what he said last fall in Iranian public media A rear admiral in the theocracy's navy. Fox News published the translation conducted by the Washington-based Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI).

Iranian Admiral Sahram justified the territorial claims of the Islamic Republic of Iran by saying so The country is connected to the coldest continent by the Makran Coast. It is important to note here that the closest point in Antarctica to Iran is more than 15 thousand kilometers away.

Similar threats from Iran are also important, because attacks launched by militias allied with the regime last January killed three American soldiers in Jordan.

In another 1961 treaty, the countries that originally claimed the continent's territory (Norway, Great Britain, Australia, France, New Zealand, Argentina, Chile, United States, Russia, Belgium, Japan, South Africa) stated that only scientific research may be carried out. It is conducted on the continent and no one recognizes any territorial claim on the continent.

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