TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran’s Navy commander voiced the country’s willingness to maintain friendly ties with its Caspian Sea littoral states.
The commander, however, made it clear that a necessary degree of military preparedness is required to enable Iran to preserve its own water borders.
Back in September, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani had called on the Caspian Sea littoral states to make joint efforts for the well-being of the lake.
cooperation among our nations,” Rouhani said in a speech to the 4th summit of the Caspian Sea littoral states, held in Russia’s Astrakhan.
“The Caspian Sea should be the center of development and welfare, the symbol of peace and security and symbol of cooperation among our nations,” Rouhani said in a speech to the 4th summit of the Caspian Sea littoral states, held in Russia’s Astrakhan.
He had also announced that peace and security in the water body will materialize if the littoral countries avoid entering into an arms race and using armed forces in the lake.
The president insisted that only the five countries around the Caspian Sea should be entitled to maritime activities, rejecting the presence of armed forces from other foreign countries in the sea.
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