Iran should appeal to the Int'l Court against Russia, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan - Parliament's representative
Iran's non-participation in the quadrilateral informal meeting of the Caspian littoral countries' presidents, which is scheduled for Sept.11, is a warning to Iran, said Hishmatullah Felahet Pishe, Member of the Iranian Parliamentary Commission on National Security and Foreign Policy, the MEHR news agency reported. Therefore, Iran must lodge a complaint with the international court against the four countries, Felahet Pishe said.
Felahet Pishe also added that due to the common interest, Russia, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan want to take a decision on the Caspian Sea without Iran's participation in this meeting. "Iran would respond severely to any decision taken by the four states concerning the Caspian Sea, because at the moment all the resources of the Caspian Sea belongs to all five countries, including Iran, so any decision regarding the Caspian Sea should be taken jointly," the member said.
Under the contracts, signed in 1921 and 1940, Iran can lodge a complaint with international organizations against the four countries. In addition, under these treaties, Iran must participate in all meetings concerning the discussions on the Caspian Sea.
According to Felahet Pishe, if these countries isolate Iran from taking any decision on energy and geopolitical issues of the Caspian Sea, they will oppose the Iranian interests.
The Presidents of Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Russia and Turkmenistan will discuss the energy issues and cross-border cooperation, as well as the Caspian theme at the Aktau informal meeting on Sept.11-13.