United States deliberately compromise: that the right division of the Russian Arctic border (Figure)
Russia Arctic oil station
BEIJING, Sept. 20 (Xinhua) 19, the U.S. Department of State on Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on territorial and border issues in the Arctic issued an official notification of the statement. U.S. government the right to divide the Arctic territory that borders Russia, because this is Russia’s internal affairs. The U.S. government’s official position is considered to be experts on the issue deliberately to Russia in the Arctic concessions intended to ease the tension caused by Georgia.
According to Hong Kong “Ta Kung Pao”, after Russian President Dmitry Medvedev to the outside world, said that the need for the territory of the Russian Arctic region border-related law. Russian President on Arctic territorial issues to the stand immediately attracted world wide attention. U.S. State Department for the Russian President’s statement was carefully analyzed, and concluded that: the territorial boundaries of the Arctic into Russia’s desire, and to determine their own Arctic territory.
However, 19 aggressive U.S. approach to Russia to make concessions ─ ─ “Under the current circumstances, there is no reason to believe that Russia will use other means.” At the same time that Russia has the right to determine their own boundaries, which is Russia’s internal affairs.
Although the U.S. government believes that the development of the Russian Arctic-related laws will not have force of international law, and these laws must be in the framework of the UN Convention on the Rights under the ocean to be effective. But the quoted remarks, said the U.S. government on behalf of Russia the right to determine their own continental shelf in the Arctic region border.
17, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said, must be completed within a short time the formulation of related laws. Experts believe that Russia is no doubt that aggressive approach with the current international situation and the global economy. Arctic region is rich in oil resources, for future national development and security have far-reaching strategic significance. Division of territory, to determine the boundaries, to make laws mean that Russia in the Arctic region has begun operations. In May, the five countries surrounding the Arctic has been signed declaration that the rational use of the Arctic continental shelf, in the framework of the UN Convention on maritime rights and interests to resolve all disputes.