Several Iranian bloggers shared their concerns that Russia wants to allow Iran only a very small share in the wealth of the Caspian Sea. Iran used to exploit 50 per cent of Caspian Sea resources before the collapse of Soviet Union.
The heads of state of all five Caspian littoral states – Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Iran, Russia, and Turkmenistan — met at the Caspian Summit, in Tehran, on Tuesday, October 16th. The five countries failed to agree on differences over how to share the wealth from the sea, which is rich in fish such as the valuable caviar-producing sturgeon, gas and especially oil.
Mohammad Moeeni has published [Fa] a cartoon that compares Vladimir Putin to the authoritarian former Soviet Union leader, Joseph Stalin. The blogger has chosen “Get Lost Putin” for the title of his post. He talks about conflicts between Iran and the former Soviet Union and Russian Empire. The blogger says Iran has lost parts of its territories in the last 200 years because of these conflicts.
About the current situation, he writes:
Russia finds different excuses to delay the construction of Busher nuclear reactor or get new advantages. Russia does not say that she is in or out of this business. Concerning the legal status of Caspian sea, Russia has taken a position against Iranian interests. As an Iranian, I then have a right to say, even with a weak voice, get lost Putin.
Yek Yaghyi (means rebel) says that 179 years ago Russia imposed the Turkmenchay Treaty [Fa] and Iranians lost territories and the right to sail ships in Caspian Sea. The blogger asks whether another Turkmenchay Treaty is awaiting us? The blogger says Putin does not believe in the Iranian nation and does not support the Iranian government, although he smiles at Ahmadinejad in front of the cameras. Who can explain the wolf and sheep friendship?
Kaghz Pareh (means piece of Paper) says [Fa] that in order to get Russia's support on the nuclear issue, the Iranian government has put Iran for sale. The blogger says the next generation will suffer for what happens today.
Razeno says [Fa] that Russia only wants to allow 11 per cent of Caspian Sea shares to Iran. The blogger argues that the Iranian government is giving too many advantages to Russia in exchange of this country's “weak” support regarding Iranian nuclear policy.
* Cartoon above is from Badban blog.