Iran’s longstanding cooperation with Armenia

Armenia - Prime Minister Nikol Pashinian meets with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in Yerevan, October 1, 2019. (Supplied) By Brenda Shaffer September 12, 2020 When the Soviet Union collapsed in December 1991, Iran’s stable northern boundary suddenly became a shared border with five states: land borders with Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Turkmenistan, and maritime borders [...]

By |September 12th, 2020|Azerbaijan, Europe|

Who are Iran’s allies in the Republic of Azerbaijan and what are their ambitions?

In recent years entities associated with the Islamic Republic have been very active in the Republic of Azerbaijan, which is seen as a strategic location. (Supplied) By Ebrahim Ramezani August 11, 2020 In recent days a picture of the severed hand of General Ghasem Soleimani, the former commander of Iran’s expeditionary Quds Force who was killed [...]

By |August 11th, 2020|Azerbaijan|

Russia hands over terror suspect to Azerbaijan, allegedly trained in Iran

IRGC members march during a parade in Tehran, on September 22, 2011. (Reuters) July 28, 2020 At the request of the Republic of Azerbaijan Russia handed over an individual accused of receiving “terrorist” training in Iran, TASS and Azerbaijani media reported July 28. Russian Federation Prosecutor General’s Office announced that Mehdi Shukurov, an [...]

By |July 28th, 2020|Azerbaijan, Russia|

Azerbaijan denies its airspace was used in attack on Iran nuclear site

An anti-aircraft gun position is seen at Iran's nuclear enrichment facility in Natanz in 2007. (AP) July 7, 2020 The Defense Ministry of Azerbaijan on Monday denied allowing another country – presumably Israel or the United States – to use its airspace to carry out attacks on Iran. "Information about Russia's 'Container' radar [...]

By |July 7th, 2020|Azerbaijan|

Azerbaijan closes border with Iran amid spread of coronavirus

Workers disinfect subway trains against coronavirus in Tehran, Iran, in the early morning of Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. (AP) March 2, 2020 Azerbaijan said it had closed its border with Iran for two weeks to prevent the spread of coronavirus, after the death toll in Iran rose to 43, the highest number outside [...]

By |March 2nd, 2020|Azerbaijan|

Iran wants to start oil & gas production in this disputed hotspot

Leaders of Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Russia and Turkmenistan attend the signing ceremony of the 5th Caspian Summit. (AFP) By Simon Watkins January 4, 2020 Given the array of sweetener deals in the oil and gas sector promised to Russia by Iran in the past year or so – suspended until public outcry over [...]

By |January 4th, 2020|Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Russia, Turkmenistan|

Argentina asks Azerbaijan to arrest Khamenei adviser

A powerful explosion destroyed a seven story building housing,of the Jewish Mutual Association of Argentina, in Buenos Aires, on July 18, 1994. (Reuters) November 13, 2019 Argentina has asked Azerbaijan to arrest a high-level Iranian adviser to the country’s Supreme Leader in connection with the bombing in 1994 of the Buenos Aires AMIA [...]

By |November 13th, 2019|Azerbaijan, Latin America|

Rouhani says Shiite countries in region moving toward ‘strategic relations’

Iranian Presdent Hassan Rouhani (R) with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev. (IRNA) October 26, 2019 Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani, who visited Baku to participate in a meeting of “non-aligned” counties has said that Iran, Iraq and Azerbaijan as three “Shiite countries” are moving toward a “strategic relationship”. Speaking before his departure for Baku at [...]

By |October 26th, 2019|Azerbaijan, Middle East|

The future of Iran’s Caspian Sea territory

(R-L) Presidents of Turkmenistan, Russia, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan and Iran meeting to discuss their respective rights in the Caspian Sea. August 12, 2018. (AP) By Faramarz Davar August 6, 2019 One year after the Convention on the Legal Status of the Caspian Sea was signed, the Iranian public has expressed alarm about the fate of a [...]

By |August 6th, 2019|Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Russia, Turkmenistan|

Azerbaijan rescues crew from Iranian ship before it sinks in Caspian Sea

An Iranian ship is seen floating on the Caspian Sea. (AFP) July 26, 2019 Azerbaijan rescued all nine crew members of an Iranian cargo vessel on Friday before it sunk in the Caspian Sea, Azerbaijan's state maritime agency said on Friday. It was unclear what cargo the ship, the SHABAHANG, was carrying. The [...]

By |July 26th, 2019|Azerbaijan|