Report by PMOI/MEK
Iran, August 18, 2018 – Dozens of people on Saturday, August 18, gathered in front of the Parliament in Tehran to protest and express their anger at the disgraceful and scandalous cheap selling out of one of the most important and iconic natural resources in Iran, The Caspian Sea.
The demonstrators in front of the Majlis (Parliament) chanted anti-regime slogans including "death to [Hassan] Rouhani, the president of the regime of Iran, and "we shall fight, we shall win back our Caspian Sea" and "selling out the Caspian is like selling out your honor."
Repressive state security and anti-riot guards attacked the protesters in front of the parliament trying to stop the protest.
Reports indicate that a number of protesters were arrested by the security forces and taken to undisclosed locations.
The Caspian Sea legal convention was signed on Sunday, August 12, after two decades of disputes. This accord will pave the path for the Caspian Sea to be divided between Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Russia, Turkmenistan, and Iran. Further agreements were reached over a ban on ships belonging to countries other than the five bordering states, and the export of the Caspian’s oil and gas exports.
The Aktau meeting was where the presidents of these five countries signed this agreement.
Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the Iranian Resistance, said: “For Khomeini, Khamenei and Rouhani, neither water, nor the land, nor the culture, nor the lives, nor the wealth of the Iranian people have any value. Only one thing matters: Preserving the rule of the mullahs, which Khomeini described as the ‘absolute imperative,’ and for which one can abrogate Islamic edicts, and first and foremost give away the land and water of Iran and its people and massacre its valiant children in the prisons.” She added “Indeed, what could an invader do that the mullahs have not done to Iran and the Iranian people. The mullahs are among the worst in Iran’s history.”