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Will Iran turn Azerbaijan into another Iraq?

Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev (left) meets with Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in Tehran in November 2017. Baku is growing increasingly concerned about what it sees as growing Iranian manipulation of Azerbaijan’s Shia Muslim believers. (Getty) By Huda al-Husseini January 29, 2018 Azerbaijan’s government and many intellectual Iraqis feel deeply worried by what [...]

By |January 29th, 2018|Azerbaijan|

Azerbaijan wrestles with rising Iranian influence

Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev (left) meets with Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in Tehran in November 2017. (Getty) By Zaur Shiriyev December 29, 2017 Azerbaijan’s government is growing increasingly concerned about what it sees as growing Iranian manipulation of the country’s Shia Muslim believers. Azerbaijan’s security services recently presented senior government officials with [...]

By |December 29th, 2017|Azerbaijan|

No historical evidence on state named Azerbaijan in the north of Araks, Iranian military says

Apr 9, 2017 “There is no historical evidence on a state called ‘Azerbaijan’ in the north of Araks,” Foreign high-ranking military of the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Mansour Haghighatpour said according to the report of Iranian news agency Azariha.org. As the Iranian source notes, Mansour Haghighatpour, turning to the expediency of recognizing the [...]

By |April 9th, 2017|Azerbaijan|

5 kg of Iranian opium confiscated in Azerbaijani city of Bilasuvar

Apr 2, 2017 In Azerbaijan, an Iranian citizen, who was involved in the illegal drug trafficking, was detained. As a result of the operational measures taken by the Bilasuvar law enforcement officers, 5 kilograms and 75 grams of opium were confiscated from the Masally resident, previously convicted Vusal Mammadov, and Iranian citizen Nasirpanah Ala Altefat, the [...]

By |April 2nd, 2017|Azerbaijan|

Democratic senators allege Trump deal in Azerbaijan flouted Iran sanctions laws

The Trump Tower Baku never opened. Trump partnered with an Azerbaijani family that U.S. officials called notoriously unethical.The New Yorker Mar 31, 2017 Three Democratic U.S. senators are calling for a federal investigation into allegations that President Donald Trump did business with an Azerbaijani family alleged to have busted Iran sanctions. The letter [...]

By |March 31st, 2017|Azerbaijan, North America, USA|

Rouhani: Iran, Azerbaijan to launch railway construction soon

Mar 30, 2017 President Hassan Rouhani said his country in collaboration with Azerbaijan will launch the construction of Rasht-Astara railway in northern Iran soon. He made the remarks upon arrival in the Rasht airport, as part of his provincial visit. Describing the issue of the construction of Rasht-Astara railway as "significant", President Rouhani added that [...]

By |March 30th, 2017|Azerbaijan|

The Trump Organization’s Azerbaijan partner supports Iranian terrorists, says the New Yorker

The Trump Tower Baku never opened. Trump partnered with an Azerbaijani family that U.S. officials called notoriously unethical.The New Yorker Mar 6, 2017 Donald Trump has regularly spoken out against Iran’s regime—but that hasn’t stopped him from helping it get rich. A lengthy piece in the New Yorker reports that the Trump Organization [...]

By |March 6th, 2017|Azerbaijan, North America, USA|

Iran-Azerbaijan railroad to open in coming months

Mar 1, 2017 Iran’s Minister of Communications and Information Technology Mahmoud Vaezi announced that a railroad connecting Iran’s northern city of Astara to Azerbaijan Republic’s Astara is planned to come into operation in coming months. Various efforts have been made in the current Iranian administration to facilitate and improve the activities of the two countries’ [...]

By |March 1st, 2017|Azerbaijan|

Azerbaijan planning to divide Iran into 5 countries

January 22, 2017 Recently National Parliament of Azerbaijan threatened to divide Iran into 5 countries, and Oktay Assadof, the speaker of the parliament, approved and emphasized it. Ghodrat Hassangholiev threatened that if Iran attacks Azerbaijan, Iran itself will be divided into 5 countries. Some believe that this should be ignored, in order not to damage [...]

By |January 22nd, 2017|Azerbaijan|

Azerbaijani-Iranian pharmaceutical plant’s construction launched in Baku

January 16, 2017 A groundbreaking ceremony of the Azerbaijani-Iranian joint pharmaceutical plant, Caspian Pharmed, was held in the Pirallahi Industrial Park in Baku. Azerbaijani Minister of Economy Shahin Mustafayev and Iran’s Minister of Cooperatives, the Labor and Social Welfare Ali Rabiei, the Azerbaijani Deputy Economy Minister Niyazi Safarov, the Director General of Azersun Holding Savas Uzan [...]

By |January 16th, 2017|Azerbaijan|