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Tangle in the Caucasus: Iran and Israel Fight for Influence in Azerbaijan, UPD Armenia: 1 Soldier Killed, Presidential Candidate Shot

 
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Found this an interesting read and thought i'd share. Talks about the struggle for influence and the alliances formed in Azerbaijan and the delicate South Caucasus region.


The standoff between Iran and the West has moved into the Caucasus, where both the Islamic Republic and Israel are trying to woo Azerbaijan -- a country with firm historical connections to Iran but whose interests have overlapped with those of Israel. The dynamic is upsetting the regional balance of power and threatening to overturn nearly two decades of uneasy peace.

Read more:
[link to www.foreignaffairs.com]
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UPDATE 02/16/2013

Armenian presidential candidate, chairman of National Self-Determination Union Paruyr Hayrikyan was shot and wounded by unknown gunmen in Yerevan, plans to appeal to Armenia's Constitutional Court with a request to postpone the vote by two weeks.
[link to www.panorama.am]
[link to en.rian.ru]

Armenian serviceman killed and another one injured on Armenian-Azerbaijani border, both violated ceasefire countless of times, have no idea who started it though
[link to www.panorama.am]
[link to www.panorama.am]
[link to news.am]
[link to www.news.az]

Armenia's Defense Ministry: Armenian side restraints Azerbaijani deliberate intentions, Governor of Aygepar: Azerbaijani snipers' games endanger human lives
[link to armenpress.am]
[link to armenpress.am]

Azerbaijan purchases long-range missiles from Turkey, Hikes Military Spending to $3.7 Billion
[link to www.news.az]
[link to asbarez.com]

Azeri writer Akram Aylisli hounded for 'pro-Armenian' book. His books have been publicly burnt. He has been stripped of his national literary awards. And a high-ranking Azeri politician has offered $13,000 (£8,400) as a bounty for anyone who will cut off his ear.
[link to www.bbc.co.uk]

Iran’s ambassador to Azerbaijan: Turkey is engaged in spreading pan-Turkism ideology. In the relations with Asian countries, this country behaves like an elder brother. But there is a difference of faiths between the Turkish and Azerbaijani people. Turks are Sunni, while Azerbaijanis Shiites. Those who are spreading this ideology are also functioning in Azerbaijan and sometimes their promotion puts into question the territorial integrity of other countries.
[link to en.apa.az]

Iran Denies Interest In "Return" of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Tajikistan
[link to www.eurasianet.org]

Armenian FM: Azerbaijan breaks commitments by politicizing Stepanakert airport matter, Turkish FM official: All flights of Armenian planes over Azerbaijan’s occupied lands are illegal
[link to armenianow.com]
[link to ann.az]

Analysis: Another Regional War in the Wings
In the conflict zone stretching from Syria to Afghanistan lies another war waiting to re-emerge: Nagorno-Karabakh. This dispute is likely to occupy President Obama’s new foreign-policy team whether they want it or not.
[link to stratrisks.com]

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Thanks for bump Swin. cheers
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azerbaijan also has close ties to turkey.
the biggest thorn in its side is armenia, which is backed by russia in the long-running territorial dispute between the two.
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azerbaijan also has close ties to turkey.
the biggest thorn in its side is armenia, which is backed by russia in the long-running territorial dispute between the two.
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Yep. Armenia and Azerbaijan had a border shooting incident about 2 weeks ago, nothing serious and happens a lot, the tension between them is permanent.

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azerbaijan also has close ties to turkey.
the biggest thorn in its side is armenia, which is backed by russia in the long-running territorial dispute between the two.
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Yep. Armenia and Azerbaijan had a border shooting incident about 2 weeks ago, nothing serious and happens a lot, the tension between them is permanent.
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all tension is eventually released somehow
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azerbaijan also has close ties to turkey.
the biggest thorn in its side is armenia, which is backed by russia in the long-running territorial dispute between the two.
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Yep. Armenia and Azerbaijan had a border shooting incident about 2 weeks ago, nothing serious and happens a lot, the tension between them is permanent.
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all tension is eventually released somehow
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I have no doubt that it will when shtf, Caucasus is a region to watch imo.

Here is a cool read about the geopolitical game played out in Caspian Sea regarding resources if you are interested for some more reading about the region.
[link to translate.google.gr]
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azerbaijan also has close ties to turkey.
the biggest thorn in its side is armenia, which is backed by russia in the long-running territorial dispute between the two.
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Yep. Armenia and Azerbaijan had a border shooting incident about 2 weeks ago, nothing serious and happens a lot, the tension between them is permanent.
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all tension is eventually released somehow
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I have no doubt that it will when shtf, Caucasus is a region to watch imo.

Here is a cool read about the geopolitical game played out in Caspian Sea regarding resources if you are interested for some more reading about the region.
[link to translate.google.gr]
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thx!
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thx!
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That's all we need...another trouble spot in the world angryface
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That's all we need...another trouble spot in the world angryface
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True. We, the peoples don't need it for sure.
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Russia's backyard they would be watching and they would go to war over that area as well
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Russia's backyard they would be watching and they would go to war over that area as well
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They didn't hesitate much with Georgia, Caucasus logically will be in the forefront after Syria.



Since i mentioned Georgia found an interesting read the other day about the weapons smuggling taking place there now, with a journalist who wants to make a documentary about it and faces problems in completing it. Shares some info i didn't know about.

Secret Documents American Media Will Never Disclose
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Russia's backyard they would be watching and they would go to war over that area as well
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They didn't hesitate much with Georgia, Caucasus logically will be in the forefront after Syria.



Since i mentioned Georgia found an interesting read the other day about the weapons smuggling taking place there now, with a journalist who wants to make a documentary about it and faces problems in completing it. Shares some info i didn't know about.

Secret Documents American Media Will Never Disclose
[link to nsnbc.me]
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Thats the thing when Russia says they will do something they will do it not a good idea to play nasty in there yard lol

A good read by the way cheers

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Russia's backyard they would be watching and they would go to war over that area as well
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They didn't hesitate much with Georgia, Caucasus logically will be in the forefront after Syria.



Since i mentioned Georgia found an interesting read the other day about the weapons smuggling taking place there now, with a journalist who wants to make a documentary about it and faces problems in completing it. Shares some info i didn't know about.

Secret Documents American Media Will Never Disclose
[link to nsnbc.me]
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Thats the thing when Russia says they will do something they will do it not a good idea to play nasty in there yard lol
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It also gave us this magnificent smiley, hehe.tiemunch
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A good read by the way cheers
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cheers
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Found this an interesting read from and thought i'd share. Talks about the struggle for influence and the alliances formed in Azerbaijan and the delicate South Caucasus region.


The standoff between Iran and the West has moved into the Caucasus, where both the Islamic Republic and Israel are trying to woo Azerbaijan -- a country with firm historical connections to Iran but whose interests have overlapped with those of Israel. The dynamic is upsetting the regional balance of power and threatening to overturn nearly two decades of uneasy peace.

Read more:
[link to www.foreignaffairs.com]
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Israel already won that battle... old news.
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Found this an interesting read from and thought i'd share. Talks about the struggle for influence and the alliances formed in Azerbaijan and the delicate South Caucasus region.


The standoff between Iran and the West has moved into the Caucasus, where both the Islamic Republic and Israel are trying to woo Azerbaijan -- a country with firm historical connections to Iran but whose interests have overlapped with those of Israel. The dynamic is upsetting the regional balance of power and threatening to overturn nearly two decades of uneasy peace.

Read more:
[link to www.foreignaffairs.com]
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Israel already won that battle... old news.
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the battle don't know about that..... the war definitely not
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Israel already won that battle... old news.
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Well seems like it so far, just found the article insightful about the Azerbaijan-Iran relations, their respective minorities, didn't know for example that Iran was so supportive to Armenia in the Nagorno-Karabakh dispute.
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Israel already won that battle... old news.
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Well seems like it so far, just found the article insightful about the Azerbaijan-Iran relations, their respective minorities, didn't know for example that Iran was so supportive to Armenia in the Nagorno-Karabakh dispute.
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I think Azerbaijan will have to give up on the Karabakh, eventually.

Russia don't really support Armenia so much in that dispute, but they like having a military base there.

Cher's father came from Armenia (bit of useless information for you there). I've been down there a few times - the Armenians I've met are nice people.
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I think Azerbaijan will have to give up on the Karabakh, eventually.

Russia don't really support Armenia so much in that dispute, but they like having a military base there.

Cher's father came from Armenia (bit of useless information for you there). I've been down there a few times - the Armenians I've met are nice people.
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Interesting view, thank you. Nagorno-Karabakh is internationally recognized as Azerbaijan territory, maybe intl community is turning a blind eye on Armenia because of the territories they lost with Wilsonian Armenia, dunno.

Armenians are nice people indeed, we have lots in common with them and lots of common history going very back in time, thanks for Cher info, didn't know about it indeed, hehe.

What your take about Caucasus situation since you living there? New Georgia leadership says that it wants to be neutral now, but suspect moves are suspect imo. Very interested to hear your views. :)
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I think Azerbaijan will have to give up on the Karabakh, eventually.

Russia don't really support Armenia so much in that dispute, but they like having a military base there.

Cher's father came from Armenia (bit of useless information for you there). I've been down there a few times - the Armenians I've met are nice people.
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Interesting view, thank you. Nagorno-Karabakh is internationally recognized as Azerbaijan territory, maybe intl community is turning a blind eye on Armenia because of the territories they lost with Wilsonian Armenia, dunno.

Armenians are nice people indeed, we have lots in common with them and lots of common history going very back in time, thanks for Cher info, didn't know about it indeed, hehe.

What your take about Caucasus situation since you living there? New Georgia leadership says that it wants to be neutral now, but suspect moves are suspect imo. Very interested to hear your views. :)
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The old regime were as corrupt as can be and Saakashvili was trying to twist the constitution so that he could retain power as Prime Minister, but they didn't reckon on Ivanishvili stepping into politics.

Ivanishvili's a good guy - buckets of money but very benevolent and a good commander. Don't believe everything you read about arrests and persecutions because Saakashvili's well-oiled PR machine is still working overtime trying to undermine the new government before they get around to investigating the highly suspicious death of the then serving Prime Minister Zurab Zvhania back in 2005.

Saakashvili's party did everything they could to try and steal the elections and still lost heavily, so you can factor in the number of rigged votes to give you a truer picture of just how much the people of Georgia wanted change.

It was interesting to see that the US Ambassador here was an almost daily visitor to Ivanishvili's residence at one point in the pre-election period, and I'd say he's definitely on Ivanishvili's side (even though he can't say so).

Here's a little light reading for you about the sort of people the new government are putting behind bars...

[link to en.wikipedia.org]
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The old regime were as corrupt as can be and Saakashvili was trying to twist the constitution so that he could retain power as Prime Minister, but they didn't reckon on Ivanishvili stepping into politics.

Ivanishvili's a good guy - buckets of money but very benevolent and a good commander. Don't believe everything you read about arrests and persecutions because Saakashvili's well-oiled PR machine is still working overtime trying to undermine the new government before they get around to investigating the highly suspicious death of the then serving Prime Minister Zurab Zvhania back in 2005.

Saakashvili's party did everything they could to try and steal the elections and still lost heavily, so you can factor in the number of rigged votes to give you a truer picture of just how much the people of Georgia wanted change.

It was interesting to see that the US Ambassador here was an almost daily visitor to Ivanishvili's residence at one point in the pre-election period, and I'd say he's definitely on Ivanishvili's side (even though he can't say so).

Here's a little light reading for you about the sort of people the new government are putting behind bars...

[link to en.wikipedia.org]
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Thank you for great post, didn't know about this false flag. New PM made his money in Russia and wants to restore ties, remains to be seen if the West will let him do that. Glad you guys had the change you wanted, war with Russia was a bad idea to begin with let alone govt corruption and such, didn't know that Saakashvili was so unpopular there, western MSM sounded disappointed with the new PM election, hehe.
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Yes, he made his money there and wants to restore ties (rather than chew on them!) and he's already had some success in getting the ban on Georgian wine and mineral water lifted. Russia's a huge market so it makes sense to try to get on friendly terms with them rather than keep poking them with a stick and calling them "monsters" and "barbarians" all the time.

The Georgians are still naturally very wary of the Russians but Ivanishvili is a very strong character who knows how to deal with them. The Russians have been very cautious in their comments about what the future holds but the big problem both sides face is what to do about the "occupied territories". I agree with Ivanishvili on this - that the only way forward is to encourage trade between these places (particularly Abkhazia) and Georgia and try to build up a level of trust which might lead to who knows where.

There's a proposal from the Georgian side to restore the railway line which runs from Georgia to Russia via Abkhazia which would be very good from an Armenia point of view but this would also tick the Azerbaijanis off (and, to a lesser extent, the Turks but Turkey are already sizing up the development and trade potential of Abkhazia anyway so a rail link might suit them).

It's a really tangled web round here but you can generally look at a map of the oil and gas pipelines to see who's friendly with who. Georgia's the only one who could be friendly with them all - which will be a nice position to be in.
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Yes, he made his money there and wants to restore ties (rather than chew on them!) and he's already had some success in getting the ban on Georgian wine and mineral water lifted. Russia's a huge market so it makes sense to try to get on friendly terms with them rather than keep poking them with a stick and calling them "monsters" and "barbarians" all the time.

The Georgians are still naturally very wary of the Russians but Ivanishvili is a very strong character who knows how to deal with them. The Russians have been very cautious in their comments about what the future holds but the big problem both sides face is what to do about the "occupied territories". I agree with Ivanishvili on this - that the only way forward is to encourage trade between these places (particularly Abkhazia) and Georgia and try to build up a level of trust which might lead to who knows where.

There's a proposal from the Georgian side to restore the railway line which runs from Georgia to Russia via Abkhazia which would be very good from an Armenia point of view but this would also tick the Azerbaijanis off (and, to a lesser extent, the Turks but Turkey are already sizing up the development and trade potential of Abkhazia anyway so a rail link might suit them).

It's a really tangled web round here but you can generally look at a map of the oil and gas pipelines to see who's friendly with who. Georgia's the only one who could be friendly with them all - which will be a nice position to be in.
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I know Georgians are very wary of Russia, but they now have to be wary of the west too if they are smart imo, Georgia was used as a bait by the west in 2008. "Occupied territories" is gonna be a problem that will take some time, tensions and wars about these territories since the 90's, i agree that a level of trust needs to be built and see where will this potentially can go.

Tangled indeed, hope you can restore ties with all. Is it really a danger of losing Adjara? Read something like this in a French website once, potentially Kosovo scenario and all. Any truth in this?
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I know Georgians are very wary of Russia, but they now have to be wary of the west too if they are smart imo, Georgia was used as a bait by the west in 2008. "Occupied territories" is gonna be a problem that will take some time, tensions and wars about these territories since the 90's, i agree that a level of trust needs to be built and see where will this potentially can go.

Tangled indeed, hope you can restore ties with all. Is it really a danger of losing Adjara? Read something like this in a French website once, potentially Kosovo scenario and all. Any truth in this?
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I don't think Adjara will break away again - there's a lot of development going on there and they've got it good compared to how it used to be 10 years ago. Turkish companies do particularly well down there, lots of Georgians go there on holiday, and BP have an export terminal there too, so it's all pretty much settled there now.

I don't think Abkhazia will ever concede their independence so they're going to have to think outside the box a bit to resolve that case, but South Ossetia might have been a different prospect had it not been for the Russians building a base there. I think all these regional conflicts will go back into deep freeze.
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I don't think Adjara will break away again - there's a lot of development going on there and they've got it good compared to how it used to be 10 years ago. Turkish companies do particularly well down there, lots of Georgians go there on holiday, and BP have an export terminal there too, so it's all pretty much settled there now.

I don't think Abkhazia will ever concede their independence so they're going to have to think outside the box a bit to resolve that case, but South Ossetia might have been a different prospect had it not been for the Russians building a base there. I think all these regional conflicts will go back into deep freeze.
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Thanks for info friend, i too believe that these conflicts need to go into deep freeze, it's for the best now for everyone to calm down. Read a few times that Turkish influence on the muslim population of Adjara is getting bigger by the day and that's why i asked you about it, but i'll take your word that nothing suspicious is happening. :)

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Thanks for listening.
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Thanks for listening.
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Thanks for sharing your opinion and insight.
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bump for potential shtf updates.
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Re: Tangle in the Caucasus: Iran and Israel Fight for Influence in Azerbaijan, UPD Armenia: 1 Soldier Killed, Presidential Candidate Shot
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Baku: Azerbaijani soldier killed near Karabakh, Armenian defense minster: Azerbaijani soldier’s killing by Armenian sniper is misinformation
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Azerbaijan violates ceasefire 250 times, Armenia breaks ceasefire with Azerbaijan, Azerbaijani Defence Ministry: Armenian army will be driven out of Nagorno-Karabakh, Azerbaijan's FM calls Armenia uncivilized country, Armenian hackers attacked web site of Azerbaijani Ministries
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Georgia president: Russia threatening Georgia and Azerbaijan-Moscow prepares coup in Baku, Azerbaijan says will face Russian soldiers in Karabakh in case of war
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Russian and Georgian Diplomats Meet to Foster Bilateral Ties, Positive change in Russian-Georgian relations in recent months according to diplomats
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Creation of Turkic-speaking states free trade zone begins, Azerbaijan, Turkey, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia form Armed Forces of Turkic States
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Turkey offers for Armenia to take part in its regional transportation project linking Europe to Asia, if there are concrete developments in solving the thorny issue of Nagorno-Karabakh with Baku
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Baku says Georgian minister’s statements in Yerevan untimely: Defence Minister of Georgia Irakly Alasaniya called the threats to knock down civil airplanes unacceptable at a joint news conference with Armenian Defence Minister Seyran Ohanyan at a joint news conference in Yerevan. The Defence Ministry of Azerbaijan has repeatedly stated that the illegal flights to the occupied lands of Azerbaijan will be averted and adequate measures will be taken in case they are implemented.
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Baku refutes false assertions from Tehran: All kinds of information that Iran has provided military assistance to Azerbaijan at the height of the Karabakh war are nothing but a lie with no grounds, national parliamentarians, politicians, and public figures told in an interview to Day.Az. On the contrary, Tehran, unfortunately, has been supporting the Armenian occupation regime one way or another ever since.
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Nagorno-Karabakh might escalate into war, needs to be solved
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