Armenia-Azerbaijan peace deal a strategic disaster for Iran

Armenia - Prime Minister Nikol Pashinian meets with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in Yerevan, October 1, 2019. (Supplied) By Dnyanesh Kamat November 25, 2020 The terms of the ceasefire in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict agreed between Armenia and Azerbaijan represent a grave threat to Iran’s long-term strategic interests. The effects of this are likely to [...]

By |November 25th, 2020|Azerbaijan|

Russia’s Lavrov, Iran’s Zarif discuss Syria, Karabakh, nuclear deal in phone call

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (R) attends a news conference in Moscow, Russia, Jan 17, 2017. (REUTERS) November 24, 2020 Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov discussed the situations in Syria and Nagorno-Karabakh in a phone call with his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif, Russia’s foreign ministry said on Tuesday. The two men also [...]

By |November 24th, 2020|Azerbaijan, Russia|

Iran the big loser in Nagorno-Karabakh war

Azerbaijan is one of the predominately Shiite areas in the Muslim world that Iran has not been able to place under its influence. (IRIB) By Luke Coffey November 14, 2020 An almost three-decades-old conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia over Nagorno-Karabakh was brought to an end this week after 45 days of hard fighting. The [...]

By |November 14th, 2020|Azerbaijan|

Azerbaijani territories under Armenian control must be ‘liberated’: Iran’s Khamenei

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. (AP) November 3, 2020 All Azerbaijani territories under Armenian control must be “liberated and returned to Azerbaijan,” Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei said on Tuesday. “This military conflict must end as soon as possible ... of course, all the Azerbaijani territories occupied by Armenia must be liberated [...]

By |November 3rd, 2020|Azerbaijan|

The Iran factor in talks between U.S., Azerbaijan, and Armenia

Protest rallies held in several cities in Iran to show support for Azerbaijan as the clashes over Nagorno-Karabakh continue, Oct 1, 2020. (Supplied) By Brenda Shaffer October 22, 2020 Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will host the foreign ministers of Azerbaijan and Armenia for apparently separate meetings in Washington this Friday to discuss the ongoing fighting [...]

By |October 22nd, 2020|Azerbaijan, North America, USA|

Political aspirations outweigh religious beliefs in Iran’s unnatural feud with Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev (left) meets with Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in Tehran in November 2017. (Getty) By Emil Filtenborg and Stefan Weichert October 17, 2020 A war has broken out in the Nagorno-Karabakh enclave between Armenia and Azerbaijan, claiming hundreds of lives near the Iranian border. The enclave is officially part [...]

By |October 17th, 2020|Azerbaijan|

Iran condemns new stray fire from Karabakh fighting

A number of artillery shells and rockets have reportedly landed in Iranian territory since the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict erupted in September 2020. (Reuters) October 16, 2020 Iran issued a new warning to Armenia and Azerbaijan on Friday after stray fire from their conflict over the Nagorno-Karabakh region wounded one person on the Iranian side [...]

By |October 16th, 2020|Azerbaijan|

Iran’s evolving position in the Azerbaijan-Armenia conflict

Azeri artillery strike toward the positions of Armenian separatists in the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, Sept. 28, 2020. (AFP) October 14, 2020 As the conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia has erupted once again, with Turkey displaying immediate bias toward Azerbaijan, some anticipate that the future of the conflict in the Caucasus will see [...]

By |October 14th, 2020|Azerbaijan, Europe, Middle East|

Iran says drone crashes near border with Azerbaijan

The drone crashed in a village in Parsabad county, Ardebil province, along Iran’s northern border. (Supplied) October 13, 2020 Iran said an unidentified drone crashed near its border with Azerbaijan on Tuesday, as Baku and Yerevan accused each other of violating a truce in fighting over Nagorno-Karabakh. The drone crashed in a village [...]

By |October 13th, 2020|Azerbaijan|

Iran on edge as Azeri minority backs Karabakh war

Ethnic Azeris make up the largest non-Persian minority in Iran, estimated between 16 and 24 percent of the population. (Social Media) By Kourosh Ziabari October 9, 2020 Tensions flaring up between the Republic of Azerbaijan and Armenia over the intractable Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, deemed to be Europe’s oldest “frozen war,” have spilled over into the [...]

By |October 9th, 2020|Azerbaijan, Minorities|