Khatami: Iran Prepared to Share Caspian Resources 'Equitably'

Published June 10th, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

Iranian President Mohammad Khatami told a summit of regional leaders Saturday that Tehran was prepared to share the natural and energy resources of the Caspian Sea in an equitable manner. 

"To show our goodwill we are ready to adhere to the principle of sharing equitably the resources of the Caspian," Khatami said at the opening of a summit of the Economic Cooperation Organisation, which includes four of the five states bordering the Caspian. 

Previously Tehran had only called for a collective legal framework to determine the distribution of the resources of the Caspian, which is rich in oil and gas reserves - (AFP) 

 

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