Iran continues pulling military equipment to the border with Azerbaijan

Residents of Iran continue to publish on the Web endless columns of military equipment, which are heading towards the border with Azerbaijan and Armenia. The concern of the Iranian authorities is understandable, because in the immediate vicinity of their country for almost a month there has been a real war for Nagorno-Karabakh between Baku and Yerevan, and “lost” drones and ammunition periodically fly into Iran.

It should be noted that Tehran is extremely worried about what is happening, since it has excellent relations with Yerevan, and the entire north-west of Iran is densely populated by ethnic Azerbaijanis who sympathize with Baku. Before that Iran threw about 200 tanks in the territory adjacent to the conflict zone, which allowed some experts to assume that Tehran is ready to intervene in the conflict.

However, such a development of events is unlikely, since the Iranian authorities fear destabilization and themselves call on Moscow and Ankara to hold a "second Astana summit" by holding talks on the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh problem in the Russia-Turkey-Iran format, as was done previously on Syria.

Tehran is especially concerned about the situation with the 200 MW Khudaferin hydroelectric power station on the Araks River (the largest tributary of the Kura). It is very important for the surrounding areas, which provides electricity and water. Back in 1988, the USSR and Iran signed an agreement (50/50) on the construction of two new hydroelectric power plants on the Araks - Khudaferin and Gyz Galasy. But the collapse of the USSR and the outbreak of war in Nagorno-Karabakh left their mark. Iran decided to build the Khudaferin hydroelectric power station itself. The site of the hydroelectric power station is located on the territory of Azerbaijan, but in the early 90s this area was occupied by the troops of the unrecognized NKR and was controlled by them until recently.

However, Tehran did not want to abandon the project of an important facility and turned to Baku for permission. Azerbaijan refused to discuss the construction of a hydroelectric power station until the territorial dispute is resolved. As a result, Iran began to implement the project unilaterally, trying not to even mention in the media that such a construction site actually exists. In the spring of 2010, the reservoir was filled. Probably at the same time the hydroelectric power station began to work. There is an ancient Khudaferin bridge, an architectural monument. And now Tehran will have to resolve permissive issues with Baku.
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  1. Azhdaha Offline Azhdaha
    Azhdaha (Andrei) 25 October 2020 10: 56
    So it is about 80 km to the border of the Russian Federation from the conflict zone. I would also like to see the pulling of Russian equipment to the border.
  2. Tramp1812 Offline Tramp1812
    Tramp1812 (Tramp 1812) 25 October 2020 11: 34
    The author, in my opinion, rightly notes that Iran will not dare to intervene in the conflict. RF - is also unlikely to openly participate on one side or the other. Both Azerbaijan and Armenia are countries in the zone of its influence. But her calls to stop the bloodshed do not find understanding in Baku. Because Azerbaijan is on the run and wins. Armenia in his place, by the way, would behave similarly. Formally, Azerbaijan agrees to a ceasefire so as not to offend Moscow, and further, the hostilities continue. And you can't do much about it: Azerbaijan cannot be called an aggressor from any point of view. Baku liberates its territory. Moreover, for 30 years, Armenia has been offered compromises. Yerevan thwarted negotiations. Ter - Petrosyan wanted to make concessions: he paid with his position and went into political oblivion. The war could be stopped by a small but loud separate victory for Yerevan. But without the help of ichtamnets, it seems to be difficult.
  3. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) 26 October 2020 10: 50
    Iran continues pulling military equipment to the border with Azerbaijan

    Residents of Iran continue to publish on the Web endless columns of military equipment, which are heading towards the border with Azerbaijan and Armenia.

    -That's where the real great goal is ... -that's where the Iskanders should be used by Russia; "Tochki" and so on ... - And use the Russian Aerospace Forces, after the weak air defense and electronic warfare systems of Iran are suppressed ... - If Russia dared to do this (and this is possible); then this whole local war in Karabakh would turn into a dwarf board game played by Russia ... -And Russia itself would choose ... who is the winner and who is a sucker in this war ... -And set all the "priorities" ..; pushing Turkey into the background ...
    -And what now turns out ...:
    - Azerbaijan should in no case win and remain a complete triumphant winner in this war ... - This will be an absolute "Turkish gambit" for Russia, where Russia is completely losing its positions not only in Syria; but also in the Caucasus ... - "Turkish Azerbaijan" immediately becomes a serious influential player ...
    -And Armenia ... -the more it is impossible to give the laurels of the winners in this war ... -This will be an even worse situation for Russia ... Americans just get full power in this region; without spending a cent ... - everything falls into their hands for nothing ...
    -Here are the things ... awaiting Russia; if she doesn't do anything ...
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