Senior Iranian Official: Conflict over Nagorno- Karabakh region cannot be resolved militarily
[ Editor’s Note: The Azeris got their wake up call when the forward airbase they were using got destroyed by an Armenian retaliatory strike, legal under the laws of war, as it was launching attacks not only against Nagorno-Karabakh, but Armenia itself.
If Baku did that on purpose to get Armenia to use up more of its missiles, it was successful. We are still trying to figure out the insanity of this war, as the Azeris will certainly get nothing other than looking ridiculous, but that is not necessarily a problem for a dictator.
There is nothing in Nagorno-Karabakh that Azerbaijan needs. There are no natural resources, and the Azeris are rich enough to buy the wonderful Armenian rugs made there. They don’t need a war to steal them, and frankly its cheaper just to buy them.
The only winners in this conflict so far are the usual bad boys, Israelis, and Turks, who will sell weapons to anyone to keep their war production machine going, as does the US, and to hell with whoever gets slaughtered in the process.
The US is on the semi-hotspot for being so quiet about the Azeris using F-16s to attack population areas, something that concerned dictator İlham Aliyev to the point that he denied having any F-16s, which is true, except for the ones that Turkey flew in to run combat missions.
As for who is responsible to build up the Azeri military, it is a big party. The Russians had the front row seat, as the old Soviet bases were there, but the US has played the major role in modernizing the airbases, with NATO having a finger in the pie with its Azerbaijan-NATO Individual Partnership Action Plan
The Israelis gave Aliyev a license to manufacture drones there, establishing a permanent flow of Israelis going back and forth, which facilitates its espionage operations with lots of cover for this type of activity.
What we basically have are autocratic governments like Turkey and Azerbaijan playing the world powers off against each other, all the way to the bank. Both the Russians and the US have helped build and run Azerbaijan’s radar bases.
As usual, NATO is acting as a sales agent for weapons manufacturers, under the cover of defending us against ‘foreign aggression’, which has been a long-running and successful scam.
The proof of this will be the new weapons orders the Azeris will have to place for all the destruction they have incurred in this stupid war, with you know who(s) laughing all the way to the bank… Jim W. Dean ]
– First aired … October 06, 2020 –
A senior Iranian official says the conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region cannot be resolved militarily.
The top advisor to the Leader of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said Iran respects the territorial integrity of all countries and spares no efforts to mediate peace talks between the sides.
Ali Akbar Velayati called on Turkey NOT to encourage Azerbaijan into conflict with Armenia. Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman also called for an immediate ceasefire to the conflict.
He said that the Islamic Republic has prepared an initiative to resolve the conflict, adding that Tehran is pursuing the plan through consultations with both sides.