Azerbaijan, Baku / Trend corr. D.Khatinoglu / The military agreement signed between Iran and Armenia when the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh was raging is not good for Tehran. "The military protocol signed between Iran and Armenia is an open betrayal against Azerbaijan," Alireza Nourizadeh, the Iranian political scientist, said.
The military agreement between Iran and Armenia was signed during the visit of the Iranian Defence Minister, General Mustafa Najar, to Armenia on 7. The military protocol, signed without regard to the continued Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict, will damage the Iranian-Azerbaijani relations.
The agreement is not good for Iran, Nourizadeh said to Trend news agency by the telephone from London on 9 November. Iran does not differ with professional games among diplomatic ones.
Iran needs in Azerbaijani support in its pro-west policy. The Iranian President's visit to Armenia on 22 October was not a deliberate action. As a result the President had to stop visit and return his country," the political scientist said.
According to Nourizadeh, the United States deputy Defence Minister's visit to Azerbaijan intended to calm Azerbaijan in its relation to Iran.
During the United States deputy Defence Minister's visit to Azerbaijan he promised defence to Azerbaijan and submitted a security project. The project was ratified by the Milli Majlis (Azerbaijani Parliament) after signing the protocol between Iran and Armenia.
" Iran keeps isolating itself unsuccessful and betrayal diplomacy. Iran as an older brother can settle the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict. However, Iran supports Armenia stirring up the situation," the Iranian political scientist said.