The agreement signed in Aktau, Kazakhstan, by the presidents of Russia, Iran, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan, establishes rules for declaring each country's territorial waters and fishing zones.
According to the Russian president, the necessary regulatory base for the settlement of the legal status of the Caspian Sea will be provided by six agreements in the spheres of economy, transport and security, which were also signed on Sunday.
The legal status of the Caspian Sea has remained unresolved for almost 30 years since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991.
The Caspian Sea Legal Regime Convention also puts emphasis on sovereignty and sovereign rights of littoral states while recognizing their right to decide on the sea.
Addressing a meeting of the Caspian Sea states' foreign ministers on Saturday night, Zarif said the convention on the sea's legal status would be a very important step, which would put an end to 21 years of negotiations.
Iran has argued it should be called a lake, a description that has wide implications.
Under this binding legislation, any country can access the natural resources in the ocean.
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Several journalists, including an Austrian public television ORF cameraman, said they were attacked with tear gas by riot police. People shine the lights of their mobile phones during a protest outside the government headquarters in Bucharest .
If deemed a sea, the five countries would draw lines extending from their shores to the midway point with littoral neighbors, while classifying it as a lake would mean the resources would be divided equally among those five countries.
At stake are resources including trillions of dollars' worth of hydrocarbons in the seabed, which holds about 50 billion barrels of oil and almost 9 trillion cubic meters of natural gas in proven or probable reserves.
This prize of vast resources has led to past bitter disputes - including the deployment of warships to deter contractors hired by rival companies.
"We need to make full use of the possibilities of the convention and signed documents to stimulate trade and economic relations between the coastal states", Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarabyev was quoted by the Interfax news agency as saying.
But he said his son and one of his daughters had become "overly concerned" with the idea of people becoming possessed. Commenting on being named an unindicted co-conspirator, Wahhaj argued he was one of 172 people put on a list by U.S.
Nationally, Statistics Canada says the country added 54,100 jobs in July and the national unemployment rate fell to 5.8 per cent. Camrose-Drumheller is sitting at an unemployment rate of 4.5 per cent up from June's 4.4 per cent.
The 100 came up in just 40 balls, making it the fastest ever CPL T20 century that also contained a record 13 sixes. The rest is history. (2) Trinbago Knight Riders v St Kitts & Nevis Patriots (8pm), Queen's Park Oval.
That partnership helped England recover from a top-order collapse that saw them slump to 89 for four at lunch on the third day. England outclassed India by an innings and 159 runs to win the second Test at Lord's on Sunday.
Manchester City and Arsenal faced off in the final fixture of the opening game week of the new Premier League season as Unai Emery was pitted against Pep Guardiola in his first ever competitive game as Arsenal manager.
This is also the first year that the trophy will be decided over one game, with the Super Cup previously a two-legged affair. According to the rule governing the game in Spain, only three non-EU players are allowed in each La Liga matchday squad.
CNPC has been active in Iran since 2004, operating in oil, gas and oil-field services, according to the company's website. Terms of the contract have not yet officially changed, though, according to Shana, the oil ministry's official news site.
The biggest Academy Awards audience on record came in 1998 when the blockbuster " Titanic " was named best picture. In 2009, it expanded the number of best picture nominees from five to 10 in a bid to open up the competition.
Broncos S Jamal Carter (hamstring), CB Marcus Rios (hip) and TE Austin Traylor (right shoulder) got hurt. Thomas caught two touchdowns, including this 78-yard screen pass from quarterback Trevor Siemian.
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Le lieu, surnommé la "piscine" et popularisé par la série "Le bureau des légendes", est hautement protégé, classé secret-défense. Il a immédiatement été interpellé et remis au commissariat du XIXe arrondissement où il a été placé en garde à vue.
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On Friday the currency dropped as much as 18% at one point, the biggest one-day fall since a 2001 financial crisis in Turkey. The dollar eased against the safe haven yen to 110.65, but was a shade firmer against a basket of currencies at 96.388.
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Manchester City English Premier League opening weekend featured match in the video below, courtesy of NBC Sports . It seemed the goal might open the floodgates, but Cech was in solid form and kept the score down to just one.
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Going forward, things were made particularly hard for him by the absence of a natural left-back to lend him support. Manchester City kicked off the defence of their title with a classy 2-0 victory over Arsenal on Sunday afternoon.