Iran can support Armenia in the war against Baku

Azerbaijan is considered to be a place of collision of interests of three former empires at once: Ottoman, Persian and Russian. Ankara and Moscow have already met in an absentee confrontation for Nagorno-Karabakh. But now Tehran has yet to have its say. And it may sound very unusual.

The events in Nagorno-Karabakh directly concern neighboring Iran, which borders both Azerbaijan and Armenia. Shells and aircraft shot down in the course of hostilities are already falling on its territory. Said Khatibzade, a spokesman for the Iranian Foreign Ministry, said that the Islamic Republic has its own plan to resolve the conflict in Karabakh. In words, Iranian diplomats oppose President Aliyev's thesis that there is no alternative to a military solution. But it is not at all certain that Tehran will end up in the same trench with Baku and Ankara. Rather, the opposite is true.

At firstIran is extremely unhappy with the fact that, under the guise of helping Azerbaijanis, they began to transfer fighters from Syria to Nagorno-Karabakh. Western media report that each such thug is promised $ 1800 a month in order to kill Armenian Christians with impunity. By themselves, such militants are not able to turn the tide of clashes, where heavy technique, but this is a real step towards the expansion of religious extremism in the Transcaucasus. The terrorists will bring their ideology with them, creating a new permanent hotbed of tension on the borders of Azerbaijan, Armenia and Iran.

Tehran quite rightly sees in this the ambitions of not only the "Sultan" Erdogan, for whom these militants are puppets and banal "cannon fodder", but also the long arm of Tel Aviv, which pumps up Baku with weapons and does not mind pushing three former empires together at once for their mutual weakening.

Secondly, The Islamic Republic quite rightly fears an attempt at neo-Ottoman revenge, which is already hard to miss. Ankara occupied the northern regions of Syria, sent troops into Libya, and is squabbling over the resources of the Eastern Mediterranean with Greece. Now Karabakh, where she acts with the hands of Azerbaijan. Tehran especially should have strained the following thesis of the Turkish Foreign Ministry:

We and Azerbaijanis are one people, and there is nothing more natural than our support ... We are ready to help Azerbaijan because we consider ourselves one nation. Although we are different states, when necessary, we behave like a single country.

It is worth recalling here that a huge number of ethnic Azerbaijanis live in the territory of modern Iran. In Iranian Azerbaijan they dominate, and the total number of the Turkic diaspora in the Islamic Republic reaches 40% of the population. How can Tehran not be concerned when the newly-minted "Sultan" Recep Erdogan appeared nearby, who consistently builds a single Turkic world headed by Turkey and openly gathers parts of the former Ottoman Empire under his wing?

Objectively, it is in the national interests of Iran to make the Turkish president in Nagorno-Karabakh, let's say more mildly, fail. In the war of two Muslim countries against two Christian Islamic Republics, the victory of the latter is beneficial. The Persians need the Turks to get out of their underbelly and take their fighters with them. Will they directly support Armenia? Hardly, but if things go really badly for Yerevan, it is possible that Yerevan will begin to receive some military aid from Iran.
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  1. passing by Offline passing by
    passing by (passing by) 10 October 2020 16: 20
    and maybe put on his knees if the Armenians miss.
  2. Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 10 October 2020 18: 16
    Maybe it can't ...
    They forgot about Honduras. He, too, can / cannot support Armenia .... That's when that kapets can come. Or it can't ...
  3. amateur Offline amateur
    amateur (Victor) 10 October 2020 19: 10
    Shiite Iran will support Christian Armenia against Shiite Azurbayjan? Oh well.
    1. boriz Offline boriz
      boriz (boriz) 11 October 2020 10: 50
      Sunni Turkey is supported by Shiite Azerbaijan.
      So Iran will not support Armenia, but oppose Turkey. Iran has no particular problems with Armenia. But with Turkey - as much as you like. Historically.
      Everyone remembers well about the Ottoman Empire. Therefore, when Erdogan tries to play the fresh-spilled Turkish sultan, he suddenly finds out that he has no allies (sane). Some opponents.
      And the fact that Aliyev got in touch with Erdogan does not speak of his great intelligence.
      Why not take a look at the history of relations between Erdogan and Assad? Why not remember the difference in religious confessions?
      The most terrible thing for Azerbaijan is not a defeat in NK, but a victory with the active support of Turkey. Recep has only to climb in and Azerbaijan will explode in a few years. And he will betray Aliyev just as he betrayed Assad, at the expense of times.
    2. Man S. Offline Man S.
      Man S. (Manvel Simonyan) 12 October 2020 11: 25
      Here is another question: support is not for someone, but against someone, namely: Turkey
  4. Tramp1812 Offline Tramp1812
    Tramp1812 (Tramp 1812) 10 October 2020 19: 34
    There is one more country that will not allow the Turks to crush the nose of Armenia. This is Russia. Therefore, Iran will quietly keep mum. His ambitions for BB, not inferior to the Turkish ones, have already entailed a reaction from Arab countries lined up to normalize relations with Israel. Everything in this world is interconnected. Iran will not miss the opportunity to put Erdogan in his place, but it will not risk it alone. But together with the Russian Federation - why not? But it won't. The truce was initiated by Moscow, having given, albeit limitedly, Carte Blanche to Baku, worthily negotiating with Yerevan. Everyone understands that Turkey, because of Moscow, did not dare to initiate an expansion of the conflict until the de-occupation of all territories of Azerbaijan. Armenia in the conflict looked paler. Pashinyan was the first to mention his readiness for territorial compromises. What will they be? That is the question. There was no need for Yerevan to overheat the situation. The loser is Turkey, which was not allowed into the Russian and Iranian underbelly. Russia on the plus side: an authoritative peacemaker, Pashinyan is a political dead man. Aliyev has strengthened. In general, Armenia fought bravely and has good chances to retain Karabakh. Baku - showed its teeth: Armenia was unable to counterattack, only defended itself. In short: the showdown in the sandbox came to an end.
  5. Petr Vladimirovich (Peter) 10 October 2020 21: 21
    Interestingly, in Iran they respect, as they say, Armenia and the diaspora, many very wealthy businessmen. Quota of seats in parliament, permission for the manufacture, sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages. Girls in Tehran (any) are very cute, hijabs (scarves) have been on the back of their heads for a long time, who does not believe, go, take a look ...
  6. Nikolai Miracles (Nikolai Chudov) 11 October 2020 08: 37
    The chief Ayatollah of Iran is an Azerbaijani. His foreign affairs adviser came out in support of Azerbaijan and offered peacekeeping services on behalf of Iran.
  7. Observer2014 Offline Observer2014
    Observer2014 11 October 2020 12: 54
    Iran can support Armenia in the war against Baku

    laughing Forward, we will be waiting for you with a victory: drinks Now Karabakh will be cut off from Iran ... crying
    1. Oyo Sarkazmi Offline Oyo Sarkazmi
      Oyo Sarkazmi (Oyo Sarkazmi) 11 October 2020 18: 36
      Quote: Observer2014
      Now Karabakh will be cut off from Iran

      Karabakh - I don't know. And the pro-Turkish-pro-American Azerbaijan can pay the price for Nakhichevan. For with Turkey, the border with Nakhichevan is only a couple of kilometers. And they will have a hard time closing the Iranian border. They will not die of hunger, but the whole business will collapse - transit to "continental" Azerbaijan, by piece of iron and car, only through Iran. So Iran has a significant voice in front of the Nakhichevan Aliyev clan.
  8. Man S. Offline Man S.
    Man S. (Manvel Simonyan) 12 October 2020 11: 24

    Azerbaijan is considered to be a place of collision of interests of three former empires at once: Ottoman, Persian and Russian "Azerbaijan was invented when these empires ceased to exist.

    Armenia was the crossroads of the collision of these monsters
  9. Homeland Offline Homeland
    Homeland (Novruz) 18 October 2020 22: 17
    If Iran helps Armenia, then Azerbaijan will help America. It is better for Iran to be friends with Azerbaijan. So it's not that simple ...