The President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, said in his interview with the Figaro Newspaper that the military operations against Iran would be a catastrophe for the whole region.
According to him, it needs to minimize the threat of the military conflict in the region that sustains many crises. Any possibility of the military operations is of concern for us, the Leader of Azerbaijan said, adding that it would be a great mistake and catastrophe for the region.
Answering the question if Azerbaijan allows the flight of airplanes over its territory in case the USA begins military operations against Iran, Aliyev replied that Baku can not do anything that may bring harm to the relation with the neighbors. We have very good relations with Iran settled by nearly 30 mln Azerbaijanis, he said.
In addition, the President of Azerbaijan expressed his doubt about the effectiveness of the international sanctions against Tehran. The U.N. Security Council has the right to resolve how it considers, but I do not consider that the sanctions will be effective, he said, saying that such measures yield negative results more that positive results.