Iran has pulled at least 200 tanks to the Armenian-Azerbaijani border

For three decades Iran has been fearing a joint invasion of Turkey and Azerbaijan into its territory. Therefore, in the war for Nagorno-Krabakh, Tehran supports Yerevan, writes the Greek edition Pentapostagma.

On October 5, 2020, Iranian media reported that the Iranian authorities had sent an armored division and other units of their army to the Armenian-Azerbaijani border. It is reported about the transfer of at least 200 tanks to Iranian Azerbaijan, as well as an as yet unknown exact number of other armored vehicles, OTRK, barreled and rocket artillery.

First of all, Tehran wants to protect itself, because the entire northwest of Iran is populated mainly by Azerbaijanis who speak their own language. The Iranians really fear that the conflict may cross the border, since the local population is categorically against supporting the Armenians.

However, military experts doubt that such a huge additional group is needed to guard the border, maintain law and order and ensure territorial integrity. They assume that much of this equipment and various weapons systems may end up in Armenia, if Yerevan asks about it.

It is known that Iran had previously transferred about 30 tanks and 20 artillery systems to Armenia. Tehran will probably continue to help Yerevan further.

It should be noted that the Iranian authorities have already officially warned Azerbaijan that if Baku tries to move the conflict to Iranian territory, Tehran's response will be lightning fast. The statement was made after information emerged that an Azerbaijani helicopter had been shot down in Iranian airspace.

Analysts believe that Iran is preparing for an indirect intervention in the conflict on the side of Armenia, as, for example, Turkey is on the side of Azerbaijan. All that remains for Tehran is to acquire Moscow's support by starting to buy weapons from Russia.
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  1. rrt Offline rrt
    rrt (rrt) 6 October 2020 16: 39
    Neither Russia, nor Iran, nor even China will allow the Anschluss of Azerbaijan from Turkey. They are not suicides. Fortunately, there is an experience of how Anschluss ends. In this context, there are already gestures in Central Asia / Kyrgyzstan // This is in case of a successful Anschluss, so that to instantly build on the success in Central Asia. The entire population will be raised against their own authorities with the demand to join a single Turkish caliphate. The Arab Spring will seem like a childish prank.
    1. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
      gorenina91 (Irina) 6 October 2020 17: 12
      Neither Russia, nor Iran, nor even China will allow the Anschluss of Azerbaijan from Turkey.

      -What can they do to prevent this ???
      -Russia can do nothing at all to prevent ...
      - Iran is not the kind of political figure to do anything ...
      -And China is only playing its own game ... -China has not yet managed to create a powerful Chinese fortified region in Iran; Russia has not created such a fortified region in 6 years in Syria ... - And China had too little time for this ...
      - Yes, and with the creation of a "Turkish Caliphate" ... in Central Asia ... - Turkey will also have to wait a little ... - But Turkey may enter the Caspian Sea ... - Russia has a rather weak position here ...
    2. orange Offline orange
      orange (ororpore) 6 October 2020 18: 00
      So the third world war began. bully
    3. boriz Offline boriz
      boriz (boriz) 6 October 2020 19: 18
      ... Anschluss of Azerbaijan from Turkey ..

      How do you imagine it? Have you looked at the map? Anschluss, because this is when serious military contingents are brought in. And how do you enter them? And in Central Asia, ISIS has a chance for some success, but not Turkey. Because Turkey's plans are to create a subordinate, but a state. And ISIS can only create chaos in the region and destroy the state. After all, breaking is not building, it's easier.
      And ISIS is not Turkey, it has its own puppeteers. And this, in general, is not a state as such.
    4. nov_tech.vrn Offline nov_tech.vrn
      nov_tech.vrn (Michael) 7 October 2020 12: 55
      Immediately after the collapse of the soyuea, its former republics began to sprout Turkish schools, if anyone doubts that they were introduced in order to popularize the ideas of pan-Turkism and promote Turkey's influence in the host states, he is greatly mistaken.
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  3. Bakht Offline Bakht
    Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 6 October 2020 18: 12
    Iranian authorities have already officially warned Azerbaijan

    Please give a link
  4. boriz Offline boriz
    boriz (boriz) 6 October 2020 19: 35
    All that remains for Tehran is to acquire Moscow's support by starting to buy weapons from Russia.

    Yes, Iran, and so, not to say that unarmed.
    And there are already agreements with Moscow, probably for all possible scenarios.
    The presence of tanks on the border with Azerbaijan was motivated. But, if in the first acre of the play there is a gun hanging on the wall, then it will certainly fire in the third act.
    In my opinion, a key moment is approaching. The war is becoming protracted, casualties among the peaceful population of NK are growing. The moment is close when everyone will utter the words "new genocide of Armenians". Nobody will listen to Azerbaijan, let alone Turkey. The UN Security Council will decide on a peacekeeping operation.
    This is the end of the fairy tale, and Erdogan is the northern fur-bearing animal. Well, it will not seem enough for Aliyev.
    This does not mean that I love Armenians very much. It's just that the situation is developing, such a balance of power.
    Blitzkrieg did not work for Aliyev. So - FSE ...
    In vain, perhaps Iran threw tanks, wasted resources ...
  5. Tramp1812 Offline Tramp1812
    Tramp1812 (Tramp 1812) 6 October 2020 23: 12
    Shiite Iran opposes Shiite Azerbaijan and supports Christian Armenia. And Jewish Israel is Shiite Azerbaijan. Wonderful are your works, O Lord. Major players give Baku and Yerevan an opportunity to speak out. I don't believe in their confrontation. The latest events on the fronts are evidence that the fighting continues along the entire line of contact, but does not affect the territory of Karabakh proper, plus difficult weather conditions - snow. The parties exhaust each other. What could not be solved on the Kazan platform will be decided on the battlefield. This is where everything goes.
  6. Kuramori Reika Offline Kuramori Reika
    Kuramori Reika (Kuramori Reika) 7 October 2020 15: 16
    It seems to me that the air defense of Iran will take control of the sky of Armenia. This cannot be considered direct participation, but Armenia's air defense can be partially redistributed towards the borders.
  7. Marciz Offline Marciz
    Marciz (Stas) 10 October 2020 04: 10
    If these 200 T-72 tanks of different modifications, then the Bayraktars will tear them like Tuzik a heating pad, the example of Armenia has shown the modernization (which Putin and his team are constantly talking about) of Soviet weapons does not lead to anything!
    So Iran is next in line to receive gingerbread !!!