Political analyst: Recent adverse changes in Iran's policy towards Azerbaijan are not accidental
Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov. 26 /Trend/
The fact that the latest negative developments in Iran's policy towards Azerbaijan coincided with serious diplomatic pressure on Armenia by the co-chair countries is not accidental, the director of the Center for Political Innovation and Technology, a political scientist
Mubariz Ahmedoglu told Trend.
"We do not consider accidental the coincidence of recent adverse changes in Iran's policy towards Azerbaijan with a serious diplomatic pressure on Armenia by the Western countries. Then, when the OSCE Minsk Group in a signed document called Armenia "invader", the president and other officials of Iran do not pronounce the word "invader", said Ahmedoglu.
According to the analyst, it creates a strange contradiction with the words by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on the protection of Iran by Azerbaijan.
"Ahmadinejad has expressed gratitude to Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev for a brave position on the protection of the Iranian people. In case when Azerbaijan protects Iran before such giants as the U.S. and Russia, Iran's inability to protect Azerbaijan before Armenia is illogically perceived. Iran reduces Armenia's pain from the diplomatic pressure by the West, exerting pressure on Azerbaijan. Iran's support for Armenia, along with anti-Western, is primarily an anti-Russian position. In this context, it is easy to understand the objections of Armenia against Russia's latest proposals on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict," said the political analyst.
According to Ahmedoglu, apparently, the principle "in eyes a friend, but behind an enemy" is more important than Islam and the principles of justice for the current Iranian politicians.
According to the analyst, the unexpected appearance of uninvited Iranian ambassador in Baku amongst the important persons invited to the ceremony of laying the foundation of the new Baku International Sea Trade Port in Alat settlement is one of the strange policies of Iran towards Azerbaijan.
"Coming to uninvited place, the Iranian ambassador intended to demonstrate that Iran's primary role in Azerbaijan is recognized by official Baku," said Ahmedoglu.
"Recently new processes started in Iran's policy towards Azerbaijan. Iranian officials, alleging serious changes in bilateral relations, introduced by the meeting of the presidents of Iran and Azerbaijan, at the same time talk about non-recognition of agreements between Azerbaijan and Russia, Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan on the division of the Caspian Sea. In addition, Iranian officials intend to take a decision on the restriction of Azerbaijani citizens' living at homes of their relatives during visits to the country. All possible ways, these officials hinder the participation of Azerbaijani musicians at weddings in Iranian Azerbaijan," said Ahmedoglu.