Except for these two countries in the Azerbaijan-Armenia conflict. The third country most concerned about this conflict is Iran.
Concerned Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has warned that fighting between Azerbaijan and Armenia could escalate into a regional conflict, with no signs of easing in fighting between the two neighbors for nearly two weeks.
“We should care that the Azerbaijan-Armenia regional conflict doesn’t transform into a local clash in any capacity,” Hassan Rouhani said.
Rockets and artillery shells have been reported from several villages along the border in Iran over the past few days. The head of Iran’s border guards, Qasem Rajei said some shells had landed inside them since the conflict began and that troops on the northern border had been alerted.
President Rouhani also said yesterday that it was “unacceptable” for any other country’s missiles or missiles to land on Iranian soil. “The security of our oil city, local village and town is our first concern.”
Analysts say Iran is concerned that the conflict between the two neighbors could spiral out of control. Iran is trying to maintain a difficult balance in its political, historical and ethnic relations with the two countries.
Although Azerbaijan’s sovereignty over Nagorno-Karabakh has been supported by Iran from the beginning, But as in the past, Iran has repeatedly said it is not taking sides.
Iranian President Rouhani himself has spoken by telephone with the heads of government of the two countries to resolve the conflict through reconciliation. Tehran has even offered to mediate.
Concerns are growing within the Tehran government that it could try to target Iran if the war drags on. Iran is worried about Azerbaijan’s nearness to Israel and its acquisition of Israeli automatons and different weapons. Israel’s guide to Muslim Azerbaijan is public to the point that Armenia has reviewed its representative to Israel in the fight.
Al Jazeera cited Mohammad Javed Jamali, an Iranian lawmaker near the Tehran government and a previous individual from the Iranian parliament’s National Security Committee as saying: “The United States and Israel want to keep this conflict alive.” Understandably, despite Azerbaijan being a Shiite-majority country, Iran is deeply concerned and unhappy with its proximity to its arch-enemy Israel.
There are also allegations that Iran is helping Armenia on the ground. Some video recordings have as of late been shared internet indicating trucks helping weapons entering Armenia through an Iranian fringe.