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10/15/03

Iran denounces trilateral agreement on Caspian Sea

Foreign Ministry spokesman Hamid-Reza Asefi said in Tehran on Tuesday that the recent trilateral agreement signed on October 8 between the Republic of Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Russia on dividing the Caspian seabed is not in conformity with the principle of consensus and lacks legal standing, IRNA reported.

According to the Information and Press Bureau of the Foreign Ministry, Asefi said that any measure to change the legal regime of the Caspian Sea should be endorsed by all five littoral states.

The recent agreement totally contradicts the principle of consensus and makes the issue more complicated and delays the process of resolving the issues pertaining to the Caspian Sea and the Islamic Republic of Iran considers it to be of no legal bearing, he concluded.

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