Protests erupt in Iran backing Azerbaijan in Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

Ethnic Azeris make up the largest non-Persian minority in Iran, estimated between 16 and 24 percent of the population. (Social Media) October 2, 2020 Protests have erupted in several Iranian cities, including the capital, Tehran, and and the northwestern city of Tabriz, in support of Azerbaijan in its conflict with Armenia over the [...]

By |October 2nd, 2020|Azerbaijan, Minorities|

Tehran denies sending Russian arms to Armenia via Iran

Mahmoud Vaezi, Chief of Staff for President of Iran Hassan Rouhan. (MEHR) October 2, 2020 Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's Chief of Staff, Mahmoud Vaezi, denied several reports on Wednesday, September 30, that Iran is assisting Armenia in its war with the neighboring Republic of Azerbaijan. Vaezi dismissed the reports as "baseless rumors" aimed [...]

By |October 2nd, 2020|Azerbaijan, Russia|

Caucasus crisis puts Iran on high alert

Iranian security forces on the border with Azerbaijan, September 27, 2020. (Twitter) By Kaveh Afrasiabi September 30, 2020 After years of an inconclusive cease-fire punctured with occasional flare-ups, the Azerbaijan-Armenia stand-off over the disputed Nagorno Karabakh territory and its adjacent areas has in recent days turned into an inter-state military conflict with potentially [...]

By |September 30th, 2020|Azerbaijan, Europe, Middle East|

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|