The former Iranian diplomat, Amir Mousavi, reveals that information has reached Iran that there are hundreds of Israeli and ISIS elements inside the territory of Azerbaijan, and stresses that Tehran will not allow them to threaten the stability of the region.
The former Iranian diplomat, Amir Mousavi, revealed that information had reached Iran that there are 1,000 Israeli elements, and 1,800 ISIS elements inside the territory of Azerbaijan.
Mousavi said in an interview with fields “The Iranian military build-up on the borders is a warning to Baku not to play with fire,” stressing that “the Iranian message is serious that Tehran will not allow ISIS and the Israelis to threaten the stability of the region.”
He added that “Israelis in possession of advanced equipment in Azerbaijan played a role in the assassination of Iranian scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh.”
Mousavi pointed out that “with all the American bases in the vicinity of Iran, Washington could not do anything with Tehran, and Israeli plans to take action against Iran exist, but they do not act for fear of a reaction.”
Mousavi considered that “the Turkish role is involved in the issue of Azerbaijan, perhaps to distract Iran from files in Syria.”
He added that “the Zionist entity is trying to move the UAE against Iran in the economic issue, but it is not succeeding, while countries such as Qatar, Kuwait and Oman did not allow the Zionist entity to tamper with the security of the Gulf against Iran.”
Today, Friday, the Iranian army began “military maneuvers in the northwest of the country near the border with Azerbaijan, with the participation of armored units, artillery and drones, with the support of army helicopters.”
The Commander of the Army’s Ground Forces, Brigadier General Kiomars Haidari, explained that the aim of the maneuvers is to “improve the combat readiness of the ground forces in this region”, without specifying their time or geographical scope.
Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian considered that “the countries’ conduct of military maneuvers within their territories come within the framework of the rights of national sovereignty,” pointing out that Tehran “does not tolerate the activity of the Zionist entity and its move against its national security, and will take any action necessary in this regard.” “.
The Iranian Foreign Ministry also confirmed that Tehran “will not tolerate any form of the presence of the Zionist entity near its borders. In this regard, it will take whatever it finds appropriate for its national security,” without additional details.
Earlier, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev expressed his surprise at Iranian maneuvers at the borders of the Nagorno-Karabakh region, after the Azerbaijani forces took control of it, while Tehran did not take this step when it was under the control of Armenia, as he put it.
Iran and its northwestern neighbor Azerbaijan share a border of about 700 km. Iran maintains good relations with its rival neighbors Azerbaijan and Armenia. In November 2020, she welcomed the two countries’ agreement to stop the weeks of fighting in the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region.