Iran FM heads for Moscow as Tehran bars Azerbaijan military overflights

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian. (Fars) October 6, 2021 Tension between Iran and Azerbaijan heightened Tuesday as Baku shut down an Iranian mosque and Tehran barred Azerbaijani military flights over its territory. Facing his first crisis in office, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, Iran’s foreign minister who met his Armenian counterpart Ararat Mirzoyan in Tehran Monday, [...]

By |October 6th, 2021|Azerbaijan, Russia|

Iran, Armenia determined to complete transit road to bypass Azerbaijan

Iranian trucks face a $130 levy imposed by the Azeris, who have been stopping Iranian trucks using the Goris-Kapan road. (Armenpress) October 6, 2021 Iran is ready to help Armenia complete its North-South Road so both can avoid a road controlled by Azerbaijan since last year’s Armenia-Azerbaijan war. Press TV, Iran’s English-language broadcaster, [...]

By |October 6th, 2021|Azerbaijan, Europe|

Azerbaijan shuts mosque linked to Iran supreme leader

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei gestures during a meeting with religious poets in Tehran, Iran, March 8, 2018. (REUTERS) October 5, 2021 Azerbaijan has closed a mosque linked to Iran’s supreme leader, Iran’s Tasnim news agency reported Tuesday, days after Tehran launched war games near their shared border in a move denounced [...]

By |October 5th, 2021|Azerbaijan|

Iran warns Azerbaijan of exploiting third parties to threaten its security

National state flags of Iran and Azerbaijan together at the sky background. (Shutterstock) October 5, 2021 Iran affirmed its "good" relations with Azerbaijan, despite Tehran's accusation that the military maneuvers on the border are being used to launch Israeli activity, which Baku denies. The Iranian Foreign Ministry warned Azerbaijan against allowing "third parties" [...]

By |October 5th, 2021|Azerbaijan|

Armenian Foreign Minister visits Tehran amid army drills along Azeri border

Azeri artillery strike toward the positions of Armenian separatists in the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, Sept. 28, 2020. (AFP) October 5, 2021 Amid fresh Azerbaijani assertiveness after the 2020 Nagorno-Karabakh war, the Armenian foreign minister, landed in Tehran Monday to confer on regional tensions. At a joint news conference with Iranian foreign minister [...]

By |October 5th, 2021|Azerbaijan|

Iran leader warns about ‘military presence’ of Israel in Azerbaijan

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei delivers a sermon to the crowd during Friday Prayers in Tehran, Jan 17, 2020. (AFP) October 4, 2021 Iran's Supreme on Sunday warned about Israel's interference or military presence in the Republic of Azerbaijan, amid tensions between the two neighbors. "The military forces of the region are [...]

By |October 4th, 2021|Azerbaijan, Israel|

Turkey plans military drills with Azerbaijan after Iran’s army exercises near border

A Turkish army tank moves, in Silopi, near the Habur border gate with Iraq, south-eastern Turkey, Sept. 29, 2017. (AP) October 4, 2021 Turkey will hold joint military drills with Azerbaijan this week in a region bordering Iran after Baku’s government criticized Tehran for staging army exercises near its border. “The Steadfast Brotherhood-2021 [...]

By |October 4th, 2021|Azerbaijan, Turkey|

What’s behind fresh tensions on the Iran-Azerbaijan border?

Iranian military commanders stand at the border with Azerbaijan during the conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia over the Nagorno-Karabakh region last year. (Iranian TV) By Golnaz Esfandiari October 2, 2021 Tensions have increased recently between Tehran and Baku over three issues: a joint military drill that Azerbaijani troops conducted alongside their Turkish and [...]

By |October 2nd, 2021|Azerbaijan, Opinions On Iran|

Azeri-Iranian tensions a concern for South Caucasus

Members of the Iranian Army take part in a military exercise in the northwestern parts of Iran, in this picture obtained on Oct. 1, 2021. (Reuters) By Luke Coffey October 2, 2021 The one-year anniversary of the start of the second Nagorno-Karabakh war between Azerbaijan and Armenia passed this week. By early November [...]

By |October 2nd, 2021|Azerbaijan|

Iran to hold military drill near border with Azerbaijan amid Tehran-Baku tensions

A view shows the ancient Khodaafarin Bridge near Azerbaijan's border with Iran in the area. (Reuters) September 30, 2021 Iran will hold a military exercise on Friday near the border with Azerbaijan, the Iranian army announced on Thursday, amid tensions between the two countries over drills. The exercise will be held “with the [...]

By |September 30th, 2021|Azerbaijan|