New analysis reveals Iran's position in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict
A new analysis published by the Iranian news agency IPNA sheds light on Tehran's approach to the recent developments in Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh). On the one hand, Tehran is leaving the door open for the region's "integration" into Azerbaijan. On the other, it is raising objections to the attempt by Baku and Ankara to create a corridor connecting Turkey, Nagorno-Karabakh, and Azerbaijan through the territories of Armenia.
At the same time, it is essential to note that Tehran insists on defending the rights of the Armenians of Artsakh.
Mohsen Pakaein's analysis correlates the new developments in Artsakh with the Turkish-Azerbaijani plan to create a corridor from Nakhichevan to Azerbaijan via Armenia. While Iran considers Karabakh part of Azerbaijani territory, it also vetoed the plan for the new corridor, citing the importance of preserving the territorial integrity of the countries.
Pakaein's analysis of IRNA highlights Iran's unwavering position on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. Tehran stresses the paramount importance of maintaining the territorial integrity of both Azerbaijan and Armenia. This includes keeping the inviolability of international borders and ensuring the rights and security of Armenians. With its strategic position and diplomatic clout, Iran is well-positioned to mediate a ceasefire between the warring neighbors. This will facilitate the peaceful transition of Karabakh back to Azerbaijani authority while protecting the region's Armenian population.
Read the complete analysis here.