The latest news and views about the Caspian Sea and its littoral states
A Eurasia affairs expert in Tehran says the Caspian Sea has turned into a new focal point for concentration of power by regional and global heavyweights under the new circumstances, namely Russia’s new renaissance, a powerful Iran, an ambitious Azerbaijan and a developing China.
Head of Russia’s Federal Service for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring Igor Shumakov has stated that Moscow is ready to work with Tehran to monitor the decreasing water levels of the Caspian Sea.
Iran’s mission to the UN office in Geneva has cautioned that the Caspian Sea’s water level has been dropping according to satellite images provided by the Iranian Space Agency.
Water levels at the Caspian Sea are projected to drop and its surface area to dwindle by the year 2100, surveys indicate.
The average annual water level of the Caspian Sea decreases by about 20 centimeters and this rings the alarm for Iran’s northern ports.
The Caspian Sea littoral states have issued a statement in the end of their summit in Ashgabat where they reached an agreement that requires guaranteeing regional security and stability and banning foreign military presence in the region.
Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi praises good relations with the littoral states of the Caspian, saying he is set to discuss the legal status of the sea and closer economic cooperation among the neighbors in the region during an upcoming summit of the five states.
Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian has called on Caspian Sea littoral states to promote collective efforts aimed at safeguarding the region’s security and increasing economic cooperation among the five nations.
An Iranian environmental official says Tehran has been pressing neighboring Azerbaijan Republic to clarify the situation revolving around the unusual deaths of Caspian seals in the aftermath of Baku’s naval drills in the Caspian Sea.
Miankaleh Lagoon in southern Caspian Sea is hosting the first flocks of migratory birds, thousands in number, fleeing Siberia’s harsh cold.
Iran’s parliament has approved the generalities of a quadrilateral agreement on fighting organized crimes in the Caspian Sea.
Bandar Torkaman is a port city located 40 kilometres west of the city of Gorgan in northern Iranian Golestan province.
With the arrival of autumn, fishermen on the coast of Caspian Sea look out for the generosity of the sea and go through it to catch fish.
Iran has signed a major contract to build port facilities on the Caspian Sea that would enable terminal operations for roll-on roll-off (RO-RO) ships.
Commander of the Iranian Navy Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi said the domestically made Damavand destroyer, which crashed into a jetty back in January last year, will return to service soon with vertical launch missiles installed on it.
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyyed Abbas Mousavi has dismissed “incorrect” speculations and debates regarding the legal regime of the Caspian Sea.
All the crew members of an Iranian cargo ship bound for Russia that sank in the Caspian Sea off the coast of the Republic of Azerbaijan have been rescued, Iran’s ambassador to Baku said.
Chief of the Dubai Ports Authorities, DP World, Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem recently paid a visit to Kazakhstan, investing in new infrastructure projects in the Caspian Sea ports and logistics sector of the Central Asian state.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry has responded to some legal ambiguities which have arisen about Iran’s share of the Caspian Sea based on treaties signed by Iran and the USSR.
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