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|

Will Iran’s past become prologue for Nagorno-Karabakh?

Men survey damage of recent shelling during a military conflict over the region of Nagorno-Karabakh in Stepanakert October 4, 2020. (AP) By Behnam Ben Taleblu October 08, 2020 Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is calling for “stability” and an “end” to the current fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan — but should the conflict between its northern neighbors [...]

By |October 8th, 2020|Azerbaijan, Middle East|

Iran calls Armenia to withdraw from Karabakh

Iranian government spokesman Ali Rabiei. Undated. (MEHR) October 8, 2020 Stressing the "integrity of Azerbaijan," Iranian government spokesperson Ali Rabiei urged Armenia to pull out its forces from Azerbaijan's occupied territories, Nagorno-Karabakh, saying that third-party intervention outside the agreed framework for resolving the dispute would be non-constructive and harmful. Speaking in his weekly [...]

By |October 8th, 2020|Azerbaijan|

Iran’s president warns of regional war, condemns stray shells on Iranian soil

Iran President Hassan Rouhani. (Getty) October 7, 2020 Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday there was a danger that fighting between Azeri and ethnic Armenian forces could turn into a regional war. Rouhani also told a cabinet meeeting that it was “totally unacceptable” for any mortar bomb or missile to land on [...]

By |October 7th, 2020|Azerbaijan, Middle East|

Iran at risk from spillover of Armenia-Azerbaijan clashes

Ethnic Azeris make up the largest non-Persian minority in Iran, estimated between 16 and 24 percent of the population. (Social Media) By Brenda Shaffer October 07, 2020 Intense fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan is taking place in proximity to Iran’s northwestern border, which it shares with both countries. While Turkey has sided firmly with Azerbaijan and Russia stands [...]

By |October 7th, 2020|Azerbaijan, Minorities|

Iran’s dubious neutrality in the Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict

Military exercise by the IRGC near border point with Azerbaijan. (IRIB) By Faramarz Davar October 5, 2020 The conflict between Armenia and the Republic of Azerbaijan has erupted into the bloodiest, most dangerous clash in decades, with heavy fighting breaking out in and near Nagorno-Karabakh since September 27. The territory being fought over is so close to Iran [...]

By |October 5th, 2020|Azerbaijan, Minorities|

Hundreds of protesters arrested for opposing Iran’s support of Armenia

Protest rallies were held in several cities in Iran to show support for Azerbaijan as the clashes over Nagorno-Karabakh continue, October 1, 2020. (Supplied) By Ebrahim Ramezani October 5, 2020 More than 100 protesters voicing support for Azerbaijan and anger over Iran’s backing of Armenia have been arrested in Iran. As military clashes between the [...]

By |October 5th, 2020|Azerbaijan, Minorities|