Tensions In Tehran-Baku Relations And Iran’s Ideological And Revolutionary Foreign Policy – OpEd – Eurasia Review
“Karabakh belongs to the Republic of Azerbaijan and it is part of Islam”, “Karabakh belongs to the Republic of Azerbaijan and must be returned to it”; these are just some of the comments made by Iranian Shiite clerics last year who are close to government institutions in the Iranian political system. They expressed these views at the height of the Karabakh war between Armenia and the Republic of Azerbaijan.
Such an approach was put forward by the Iranian Shiite clerics at the thick of the Karabakh war, when Iran’s national interests demanded Iran to either adhere to neutrality or help Armenia, as Armenia has never been a security threat to Iran and is at the center of strategic cooperation between Iran and Russia and is a market for the export of Iranian products and has facilitated Iran’s access to Europe.
The result of Iran’s verbal support for Baku in the Karabakh…