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Moscow Voices Stance On Caspian Before Summit

Source: RFE/RL

Russia is pressing its opposition to the division of the Caspian Sea into five sectors ahead of a summit of the five nations with coastlines on the inland sea.

Russia, Iran, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, and Turkmenistan have been wrangling over the resource-rich Caspian Sea since the 1991 Soviet collapse left five nations with shorelines instead of two.

Their leaders are to meet In Astrakhan, Russia, for a summit on September 29.

Russian Foreign Ministry official Igor Bratchikov told reporters in Moscow on September 22 that the Kremlin supports the conditions of the 1921 Soviet-Iranian treaty under which the Caspian is considered a lake and is divided into two sectors.

Russia, Kazakhstan, and Azerbaijan now have bilateral agreements based on median lines.

Iran wants a single, multilateral agreement that would give it a one-fifth share of the sea.

Based on reporting by ITAR-TASS and Interfax

Copyright (c) 2014 RFE/RL, Inc. Reprinted with the permission of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 1201 Connecticut Ave., N.W. Washington DC 20036.

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