РђZER MURSALIYEV: EVEN IF CONSTRUCTION OF AMERICAN RADIO LOCATING STATIONS (RLS) IN AZERBAIJAN WAS NOT AGREED WITH RUSSIA, IT WAS, AT LESAT, TALKED ABOUT
Moscow is informed of the construction of the two radio locating stations (RLS) in Azerbaijan, and even if the issue is not agreed on with the Kremlin, it is at least, talked about, a Russian expert, the head of the foreign policy department of the вЂњKommersantвЂќ newspaper, Azer Mursaliyev expressed this idea in his interview with Trend.
According to him, otherwise the reaction of Moscow on the issue вЂњwould be very sharpвЂќ. В"The Kremlin reacts traditionally rather sensitively to the military activation of the western countries close to its borders. And if there is no such a hard and sharp reaction, it means, it was not news for them. It was all discussed through the diplomatic channelsвЂќ, Mursaliyev said.
As the Russian expert noted, what happens in the region now puts Azerbaijan in a hard position, as in case of escalation of the situation Baku will not be able to stay aside
. В"Рђzerbaijan will turn out to be at the hypothetical front-line and it will have to make a choiceвЂќ, the expert noted, saying, вЂњIt will be Iran the relation with which may be aggravatedвЂќ.
A new IranвЂ™s leadership worsened the situation by taking up the inflexible position. В"The Americans think, Teheran wants to follow the North Korean example: to possess the nuclear weapon and blackmail all. Moscow is not such a close ally of Iran to welcome it.
In this situation, as the expert noted, the basic thing for Moscow is the triangle West вЂ" Iran- Russia. Till recently Russia, China and the three western countries tried вЂњto take out Iran from the blowвЂќ. However, the latest actions of Iran and the policy for aggravation put the potential supporters of Iran in a very complicated position.
В"Moscow has distanciated itself rather seriouslyвЂќ, Mursaliyev noted, reminding, the IAEA latest resolution adopting was preceded by the meetings of Presidents of Russia and Iran, as well as negotiations between Vladimir Putin and George Bush. In both cases the agenda was the IranвЂ™s nuclear program.
Touching upon the possible scenarios of the West towards Iran, the expert noted, in case the sharpening of relations continues, it will be not the вЂњIraqiвЂќ, but rather a вЂњBosnianвЂќ or вЂњAfghanвЂќ variant.