By Anton Troianovski and Sergey Ponomarev. Russian defence minister Sergei Shoigu spoke to his Azeri and Armenian counterparts and urged them to “fully meet the commitments” of a ceasefire that was supposed to begin last Saturday. Copyright (c)2020 RFE/RL, Inc. Reprinted with the permission of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 1201 Connecticut Ave NW, Ste 400, Washington DC 20036. We have been experiencing some problems with subscriber log-ins and apologise for the inconvenience caused. 198402868E. “Azerbaijan has no military objectives or interests on the territory of Armenia,” the Azeri defence ministry said. Russia called for an immediate ceasefire and Turkey said it would support Azerbaijan. With a large Azeri minority of an estimated 20 million — as well as over 100,000 Armenians — living in the country, Tehran is also wary of ethnic and social tensions at a time of economic crisis caused by crippling U.S. sanctions and state mismanagement that have caused widespread public dissatisfaction. The modern ethnonym "Azerbaijani" or "Azeri" refers to the Turkic peoples of Iranian Azerbaijan and Republic of Azerbaijan. “Some are trying to bring terrorists from Syria to locations near [Iran’s] borders,” Rohani said, an apparent reference to reports that Turkey had recruited Islamist fighters to go to Azerbaijan and help in the war. “On the contrary, Armenia, by opening fire on settlements in Azerbaijan, is deliberately trying to expand the geography of the conflict.”. A wider conflict could have unpredictable consequences for the Islamic republic, which has been working to keep its borders secure while engaging in proxy wars across the region. Golnaz Esfandiari is a senior correspondent with RFE/RL. Iran shares a border with both Armenia and Azerbaijan.
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Azerbaijan has acknowledged using Israeli-made attack drones — or “kamikaze drones” — during the recent fighting with Armenian forces. Azeris are mainly Shi’a and because of this, as well as their population and vicinity to the centre of power in Tehran, have generally been the least troubled of Iran’s minorities. (RFE/RL ) – Sharing a frontier with both Armenia and Azerbaijan as they fight a bitter war over the breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh territory, Tehran is closely watching the conflict amid growing concern it could spill over the border. You have reached your limit of subscriber-only articles this month. But a log-in is still required for our PDFs. Russia is open to the return of Azerbaijani territory occupied by Armenian forces as a means to help solve a long-running conflict between the two countries that erupted into war last month. A ceasefire that Russia brokered between Baku and Yerevan last weekend has not been respected, and the first Azeri strikes on Armenian territory raise the question of whether Moscow would be willing to intervene militarily in the south Caucasus.
Azeri Times. Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has demanded that Armenia immediately withdraw from Azeri lands he said it was occupying and added that it was time to end the Nagorno-Karabakh crisis. What else do you know about this nation with about 10 million people? Azerbaijan denied Turkey was taking part in the fighting, and has declared a partial military mobilisation. Moscow has a defence alliance with Armenia, while Ankara backs its ethnic Turkic kin in Azerbaijan. The fiercest fighting in years between Armenia and Azerbaijan has revived concern over stability in the South Caucasus, a corridor for pipelines carrying oil and gas to world markets.
that a military solution to the conflict exists and is permissible,” Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday. A video grab allegedly showing an Azeri artillery strike towards the positions of Armenian separatists in Nagorno-Karabakh. They can read the article in full after signing up for a free account. EsfandiariG@rferl.org. (file photo). The Irish Times's Washington Correspondent gives her take from the centre of the US election story.
While Azerbaijan is the main driver of the Nagorno-Karabakh war, analysts say, Armenia’s populist prime minister pushed the situation to the brink. In-depth analyses and award-winning multimedia content, Get access to all with our no-contract promotional package at only $0.99/month for the first 3 months*. “We don’t agree with the position expressed by Turkey and also by president Aliyev a few times . “The latest events in the Caucasus dynamite the mission of Friendship Group with a state that moves aggressively against third parties in our region, supporting another expansive and revised conflict with the unstable neighbor, Turkey. United Nations secretary-general Antonio Guterres said on Sunday that he was "extremely concerned over the fresh resumption of hostilities".
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