The Iranian Islamic Republic began castrensel exercises next to the Azerbaijani border. They are the first since, on the other side, only Soviet union had. Such a deployment of the 216th and 316th mechanized brigades, together with the 25th Brigade, the 11th artillery group and a drone unit, among other bodies, has a reason: A Tehran is restless of the growing Israeli Protagonism in the neighboring country and the Recent actions of Baku hindering their access to Armenia.
The relationship between Iran and Azerbaijan has always been cold, but correct. Both coastal countries of the Caspian, both exporters of gas and once part of the same Persian empire, are among the few in the world to have a Shiite Muslim majority. But his governments are very different. During the First War of Alto Karabakh, at the beginning of the 90s, the Iranians were on the side of the Armenian Christian, the other neighborhood of the northwest along with Turkey.
However, during the 44 days of last year's conflict, in which Azerbaijan put all the meat on the grill to force Yerevan to sign a truce with defeat, Iran became a profile, although recognizing Azerbaiyan law on the Territories of the high Karabakh. Even so, the overwhelming victory of Baku, who leaned against the Israeli suicidal drones and the Syrian opponent militants provided by the Turks, seems not to have seated the Iranians well.
Both or more worrying is the possibility that, taking advantage of its usefulness in Azerbaijani conquests of Alto Karabakh, its Israeli archenemy wounded political weight on its border, and together with an Iranian region subjected to ethnic tensions - the Azeri make up the main minority . "We will not tolerate the presence and activities of the Zionist regime against our national security, and we will do it as necessary in this regard," Iranian Foreign Minister Husein Amirabdollahian, warned last Thursday.
Military exercise launched this Friday, called 'Victoriosos de Jaybar' - in reference to a battle of the s. VII D. C. Among the first Muslims and Jewish forces -, and developed next to the border crossings of Yolf and Poldool, it has a primary objective, then, to mark territory. He was previously announced to Baku but he arrives at a very concrete moment: shortly after joint maneuvers of Azerbaijan, Turkey and Pakistan in the neighboring country and a trade policy change of Azerbaijanos.
But they also occur after Azerbaijan has imposed a rate for Iranian trucks that, to date, could use the roads that connected Iran and Armenia through the Karabakh region. A new spot focus that was to more when, last month, two Iranian trucks were arrested by Azerbaijani. "Each country can perform any military maneuver in its own territory, it is its sovereign right, but why now, and why at our border?" A surprised Azerbaiyano leader, Ilham Aliyev has been asked.
Another answer may be in the plans, never specific, of establishing a connection between Azerbaijan and the Azerbaijano enclave of Najchivan. Although the ceasefire agreement does not foresee a territorial continuity for Azerbaijan, but urges Armenia to allow the uninterrupted step of merchandise between both regions, this hypothetical via, sold even by Turkey as the achievement of a bike between Baku and Ankara, Short one of the most common means of communication between Iran and the Armenian capital.Updated Date: 02 October 2021, 18:53