Azerbaijan, Baku, Sept. 18 / Trend T. Jafarov /
The presence of external forces in the Caspian region could be a threat to the regional countries. Iran stands against the presence of external forces in the Caspian Sea. None of the Caspian littoral countries feels this threat, commander of the Iranian Border Police Hussein Zulfugari told Trend on Tuesday during his visit to Baku.
"Tehran sees no threat in the Caspian Sea," he said. "The security of the region must be ensured by the countries themselves.
"Every country increases the readiness of its forces to ensure its safety," he added. "Some Caspian countries buy modern ships and enhance the technical equipment. Iran is also increasing power for the protection of its maritime boundaries. We believe that the Caspian Sea is a sea of peace and prosperity for the neighboring countries. The security in the Caspian Sea must be ensured by the Caspian littoral countries."