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Iran Denies Allegations Of Weapons Transfers To Armenia, Calls For Ceasefire And Dialogue

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Iran Denies Allegations Of Weapons Transfers To Armenia, Calls For Ceasefire And Dialogue

Iran has reassured Azerbaijan that it recognises its territorial integrity at the same time as it reiterated calls for dialogue to resolve the deadly conflict with Armenia over the contested Nagorno-Karabakh region. Iran also categorically denied allegations that weapons have been transferred to Armenia from Iranian territory.

Iran has reason to be deeply concerned by the latest outbreak in hostilities as it shares borders with both Armenia and Azerbaijan.  Shortly after the latest clashes erupted, Iran called on the two sides to exercise restraint and work towards dialogue.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif held separate phone calls with his counterparts in Armenia and Azerbaijan on Sunday, during which he urged them to hold talks within the framework of international law.

During a phone conversation between senior government officials from Iran and Azerbaijan on Wednesday, Iran emphasized that it respects Azerbaijan’s territorial integrity and denied accusations of weapons going to Armenia from Iranian territory as an attempt to damage relations between the two countries.

“The stance of the Islamic Republic on Azerbaijan has always been clear and transparent as it has always recognised the neighbouring country’s territorial integrity and respected it,” Mahmoud Vaezi, President Hassan Rouhani’s chief of staff, told Azerbaijani Deputy Prime Minister Shahin Mustafayev in a phone call on Wednesday.

Vaezi emphasized that Azerbaijan holds an important place in Iranian foreign policy and said Tehran will always strive to develop and boost bilateral ties with its neighbour.

He also expressed Iran’s deep concern regarding the armed conflict, saying Iran was ready to mediate between Azerbaijan and Armenia to begin negotiations “within the framework of international laws”.

During his conversation with the Azeri deputy prime minister, Vaezi also denied reports that Tehran was sending arms and military equipment to Armenia.

On Tuesday, several videos circulated on social media showing trucks carrying covered loads through the Iranian border with Armenia, prompting claims military equipment was being exported for use in Nagorno-Karabakh.

“These are completely baseless rumours spread to tarnish good relations between Iran and Azerbaijan,” he said.

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh immediately denied the reports, saying, “The Islamic Republic will by no means allow our soil to be used to move arms and ammunition”.

He said the trucks had been carrying “conventional, non-military goods.”

Iranian state television on Wednesday broadcast from the Nordooz border terminal, where the trucks carrying the suspect loads were in a depot.

The vehicles were Russian Kamaz trucks, which a local official said had been purchased by Armenia before the armed conflict and were being transported through Iran. They were shown to be carrying vehicle parts.

Some other media reports alleged that Russia had sent three of its MiG-29 fighters to Armenia using Iranian airspace, which were again categorically rejected by Iranian officials as false.

“The movement of trucks and the transit of conventional civilian goods between the Islamic Republic of Iran and neighbouring countries have been ongoing as usual,” Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said.

However, he added, “in addition to closely monitoring and controlling the movements and transit of goods to other countries, Iran does not allow the use of its soil for the transfer of weapons and ammunition.” LINK

Also on Wednesday, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani spoke with Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashynian, calling on Armenia to work toward ending the conflict and begin dialogue.

“Our region can no longer take instability and new wars,” Rouhani said.

“Our wish is to immediately stop the clashes and for us all to resolve the region’s issues through political discourse and international laws.”

Pashynian reportedly agreed that armed conflict is to the detriment of the region and expressed concern about foreign interference in Armenian disagreements with Azerbaijan.

Rouhani also noted Iran’s long-lasting ties with the two Caucasian republics, founded on common history and culture, and voiced Tehran’s readiness to mediate between the two sides in whatever capacity deemed constructive by Armenia and Azerbaijan to help settle the dispute. LINK

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Raptar Driver

Turkey is clearly behind Azerbaijan. So who now will back Armenia?
I’m starting to think no one.

Vox Populi

No one. Armenian arrogance and mistaken reliance on a weak Russia sealed their fate.

christianblood

Armenia is not weak. They have been genocided a century ago by the savage Tukroaches, lost millions of their people and they won’t allow it to happen again! However, I pray for peace between Armenia and Azerbaijan, they should not be at war!

Tommy Jensen

Correct. Assad also travelled a little too many times to Paris before Soleimani convinced him Moscow was the right place.

Raptar Driver

Maybe so but sometimes little brother just needs to be rescued and taught a lesson later.

PZIVJ

Iran has no reason to take sides in this conflict.
They are in the best position to mediate between it’s neighbors.
Surely this would irritate the west “Iran the Peace Broker” :)

Vox Populi

Iran neither has the means, capability or will to supply any weaponry, even if it could. This seems to be another Iranian bogeyman type hype. The fate of Nogorno-Karabakh is now pretty much decided as neither Russia or anyone will assist Armenia.

PZIVJ

But Azeri’s tried to take rough country at great cost and failed.
So this is just attrition combat against Armenia to get back part of N-K in peace talks?

Vox Populi

Yes, I believe that Azerbaijan which is four times the size of Armenia and has total Turkish support will wage a war of attrition and eventually wear down Armenia. The issue of Nogorno-Karabakh is critical for the survival of the Aliyev regime. Turkey tested Russia in Syria and found them wanting, so it upped the ante.

Jens Holm

Seize has nothing to do with that. Its about using enough equipment using skills or not.

Israel, USA and ISIS are good examples.

Sized cpould be Assads.

Great Khan

Your parents related? just wondering.

Putin Apologist

How is Azerbaijan or Turkish going to “wage a war of attrition” when both are dependent on outside sources for their weapons? Seriously who is going to sell them replacements for the armor, or even spare-parts, that the Armenians are destroying?

It was Russia that did the “testing” in Syria. The Russians bombed the sh*t out of everyone’s proxies, the Americans’ proxies, the Europeans’ proxies and even Erdogan’s proxies and nobody dared to try and stop them. That’s right NOBODY!

Jens Holm

Of course Iran has capability to go in there. They might even be perfect for it.

Iran has no weapons as You write must have happend yesterday.

I dont think its a good idea they do…

Putin Apologist

Erdogan is burning his bridges with the West, with Russia, and with Iran. None of whom want to see the reemergence of an Ottoman empire. Come to think of it, neither do the Arabs. If the Russians have to intervene to save Armenia they will. Just as they did to save Syria. Even if it means another, yes another, all out war with the Turks. Russia is a super-power, the Russians could bomb the sh*t out of Turkey with just its cruise missiles and there is nothing Erdogan could do to stop them or even respond in kind. NOTHING!

Great Khan

Russia is entitled to intervene the CSTO to intervene on Armenia’s behalf as part of collective security pact, however, it needs to expedite arming Iran.

James Adams

They support Armenia more I believe

Free man

The Iranians have been sending convoys of trucks with weapons to the Armenians in recent days.
https://twitter.com/MirHSCh/status/1310942510072639489

Great Khan

Good for Iran, why are you crying-bitch?

Free man

“Iran arrests 11 pro-Azerbaijan protesters”
https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20200930-iran-arrests-11-pro-azerbaijan-protesters/
Azeri Iranians will soon take revenge for the help of the mullahs regime to the killing of their brothers in Azerbaijan.

Blue In Green

Goh eh ziyadi nakhor Azeri, ye lastzeh beyheen ham zaboonet to behband. Kheli dari cherto pert migi…

christianblood

I pray for peace between Armenia and Zerbaijan. They share culture and blood and should not be killing each other. This is truly unfortunate!

paolinks

They despise Turkey. It is different. They don’t want a terroriststan on their border. That is all.

If Turkey is able to guarantee ( but by contract, not words ) that such a thing will never happen, then Iran is ready to stay out of this charade.

But I wonder what would be the best course of actionstigated law of the jungle biting back..n for Iran. Everyone talks about Iran supporting Armenia ( shia muslims supporting christians…for real?? ) against Azerbaijan ( 85% shia muslims ). But imho it would be better to instigate a coup against Aliyev and make Azerbaijan an Iran’s ally. If it is possible. Because it looks like there are some frictions between the iranian azeris and the iranian ruling class.

Enoch

Wouldn’t the Convention on the legal status of the Caspian Sea prevent Iran from supporting Arminia just as it does Russia?

shylockracy

Only ISISrael and the Zioterrorists would be spreading news of Iranian involvement to justify their own schemes and machinations. The last thing Iran needs is for Azerbaijan to move deeper into the orbit of the global Ziocorporate terrorists, it’s much more than enough that Azeris keep buying the terrorist Ziojews’ drones and weapons. It’s Russia and Turkey that need to deal with this mess ASAP.

tzatz

How so? Israel doesn’t need to spread news …

Turkey is their adversary … eh?

How ironic … eh?

Christian Armenia backed by Sunni Erdogan’s Islamist State

vs

Sunni Muslim majority Azerbaijan supplied by Israeli Arms and Israeli drones now causing havoc in Ngorno Karabakh

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Vox Populi

Your comment is delusional, Azerbaijan is supported by both Turkey and Israel. However, in the long run, Erdogan as the new Caliph will turn on Israel as the leader of the Muslim world.

Great Khan

Turkey and Russia were the first countries to recognize the Zionist hemorrhoid appendage in Palestine. Turkish occupation of Arab tribal states in the Ottoman era was similar to Zionist atrocities in Palestine. In the region, any nail that sticks out in normally hammered down, so Turkey is asking for it.

Blue In Green
chris chuba

Israel is friendly towards both Turkey and Azerbaijan. Israel is still seething over Armenia claiming to be a victim of a genocide and wants the option of having air bases in Azerbaijan to bomb Iran, so why worry about a few Christians in Armenia when you have Iranians to kill?

Erdogan is a mad dog. My comments on Israel are a bit snarky but Erdogan is much more malicious.

Iran is on better terms with Azerbaijan because of their large Shiite population but favors a peaceful settlement because an expansionist Azerbaijan threatens their territory. They would be a good arbiter. Russia likewise favors stability.

PZIVJ

Just a show of force. The Persian empire controlled the Baku area in 500 BC?

Andranik

Last time there was war, Iran took in like a million refugees from Azerbaijan. Notice how they are not reinforcing Armenia’s border? The last time Armenia and Azeris fought the government collapsed and Alievs came to power. So if the same happens maybe Iran wants their own people in power to block doing business with Isreal. But Russia also considers Azeris their sphere of influence. Along with Turks.

Vox Populi

Russia today is far weaker and encircled than in 1992 and Putin is far worse than Yeltsin in terms of decision making. Yeltsin sold Iran quite a bit of weaponry, but Putin under the complete control of Jew oligarchs has refused even defensive weaponry and took 10 years and a court challenge to deliver antiquated S-300, which the Turks have destroyed in mere minutes in Armenia.

Andranik

Ok Mr. Western Propaganda, did you get that from CNN Turk? Seriously the opposite of everything you said is true. Russia is far stronger despite sanctions, Putin is far smarter than that drunk Yeltsin, Putin has pulled further away from Oligarchs than ever (not saying it isnt an oligarchy but much less than ever) and the S300 hasn’t been shown anywhere. Not even a fake pic.

Putin Apologist

Agreed, and according to the late Stephen F. Cohen (America’s “preeminent” Russia expert) Russians are living better today than at anytime in their thousand year history.

And, unlike “that drunk Yeltsin” did with the Serbians, Putin has not abandoned a single ally. Not the Transnistrians, not the Ossetians, not the Abkhazians, not the Crimeans, not the ethnic-Russians in the Ukraine and not the Syrians. Nor will Putin abandon the Armenians or the Belarusians.

Andranik

Well said sir! Indeed in the whole history of the Russian people, they have never had it so good. That is why Russians love him.

Антон С

He is not a woman or a family member to love him.) But yes, the majority respects him a lot and can forget some mistakes. But people want even more stronger leader, considering Putin too mild with opponents. Anyway he is well trusted, not only for life level. He restored the country’s dignity. This is more than piece of bread.

Антон С

Thank you for answering to every point of that senseless speech of Vox populi.

Putin Apologist

Putin’s Russia is stronger politically, economically, militarily and most importantly spiritually than Russia has been in the last hundred plus years. The same can be said for Iran and China.

Антон С

This is also exaggeration, but not so drastic as Vox populis’. Peak of the might for Russia is 1945-1985.

Great Khan

Putin is short of balls.

Free man

You are confused again.
You probably meant your supreme leader who constantly talks about revenge against the US and Israel. But pees in fear in his robe every time the Israelis or Americans bomb his forces.

Антон С

That’s simply lies, each statement from the beginning till the end.

Tommy Jensen

Whattabout America? Dont forget we also have huge influence and interest in the area. You guys cant just ignore Americans.

Andranik

That is right, but I think America will only do something to counter Russia or Iran from having too much influence. The way the geopolitical alliances are setup, basically Armenia and Azerbaijan are in the cauldron dueling it out for the larger powers. Right now Americans are leaning towards supporting Greece against Turks, but they still value Turks. Realistically, this is a battle between Turkey, Russia and Iran over the Caucuses region more than anything. War does not suit Armenia, Azerbaijan or Georgia in any way.

Great Khan

America can not even hold a presidential debate, let alone influence anything.

Антон С

It was funny debates, but this is still the superpower, we can’t deny their influence. Yet. But need to lower their influence for the sake of peaceful developing of the world.

Great Khan

lol.

Антон С

USA has several military bases in Turkey close to the region. Trump announced moving out from Incirlik to Cyprus.

Great Khan

Iran is supplying gas and food to Armenia for a long time as well. Iranian hospitals are treating Armenian civilian wounded.

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Andranik

Armenian history and culture runs as deep with Iran as it does with Greece. It is beyond our current religions and governments. The Persians are our long time brothers. God bless Iran, fighting the evil snakes around us. Azerbaijan will have their day.

Антон С

Until 19th century.

Enoch

My concern is the breakdown of The Convention on the legal status of the Caspian Sea and the wider consequences of that.
That’s not to say there has been

Great Khan

You must be kidding, what international law? look around Palestine, Kashmir, Cyprus and so on, it is the US instigated law of the jungle biting back.

Andranik

Ironic that this whole situation began because of a power struggle over the Caucuses between Tsarist Russia and Persia around 200 years ago. Now the same 2 powers need to come to a compromise to solve this situation, or let Armenians ans Azeris decide a winner. The second option might not go flavorful for either Russia or Iran. Honestly, Armenians and Azeris are victims in the middle and shouldn’t be fighting. When you throw the Turks in the midst you get a shitstorm turn into a Shitnado with the epicenter on Artsakh. Terrible politics.

Enoch

I would also like to know why Arminia had a strategic shift to America it’s really odd to make such a mistake.

PZIVJ

Appears Armenia has political support in the west.
But not really anything about “strategic” ties. Armenia is on it’s own. :/

Vox Populi

Unfortunately, in wars only thing that counts are boots on the ground, in this case Turkish drones in the air, so political support is meaningless. Turkish audacity has won the day and exposed Russian impotence, yet again with far reaching consequences.

Антон С

“has political support in the west”
Just on words.

Lazy Gamer

Because Russia is selling arms to both of them.

Антон С

Wrong, the reason is geopolitics, i.e. struggle between superpowers.

HB_Norica

Likely because the USA has been courting Armenia over to their side since the fall of the Soviet Union and the Azeris have a trade and military relationship with the USA which gives them a lot of influence over Azerbaijan.

Russia OTOH is a member of the CSTO as is Armenia. They have a mutual defence agreement similar to NATO. if the Armenians request it Russia has to come to Armenia’s defence.

Of the other regional powers Turkey is supporting the Azeris so only Iran can be considered neutral.

Антон С

CSTO can act after the direct strike on Armenia. Artsah (Karabah) is not recognized as its part. The reasin why Armenia promotes suicidal policy, because Pashinyan is enemy to its own people. Same as military criminal Saakashvili in Tbilisi. He is Soros’ creature. Soros is agent of Washington regime (at least part of it) and enemy to all reasonable people. The goal is to push Russia out from Transcaucasian region. It’s the game of global powers.

Baby Rani Deb

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The head and lower part of the bird’s body are coated with blue features, which makes it the most important for beauty. A U-shaped collar around its neck, endowed in black, emphasizes the occurrence of birds unlike in a snowy environment.
In addition, Blue Jay eats nuts, fruits, and small vertebrates mainly as part of the diet. Also known as “Jaybird” because of the noise it produces. A small bird, only about 30 cm long, makes people fall into it.
#TheBlueJay

PZIVJ

Blue Jays are cool.
I recall throwing some peanuts outside the cabin to the squirrels, and the jays would swoop in to hide the nuts on a cabin roof or chimney. Not in a tree which is squirrel territory.

HB_Norica

We have a ton of them here.

They’re Corvids … same family as crows and ravens. Like their relatives very smart birds, long lived and social. My neighbor has them eating peanuts out of his hand. A real pleasure to have around the yard

Tommy Jensen

I urge the parties to enter into a dialogue with each other for peace and also for freedom.

Fog of War

Duly noted, I will pass your message onto them. You might even cause a ceasefire to break out. Bravo good sir, bravo !

Traiano Welcome

Please also attach my resume’ as a highly sought after mediator in international conflict and convey to them my willingness to propose a reasonable fee for my services …

Fog of War

Dear sir, this is Mr. Jensen’s initiative. I can not in good conscious bring you on board. Please accept my apologies.

Mustafa Mehmet

Typical stupid molla regime. your turn coming soon always denying they are the biggest corrupt regime

Free man

Take a look at the videos I posted below.
The Mullahs regime sends to Armenia weapons with Russian license plates.
They think they are succeeding in fooling someone.
The Mullahs regime intervenes in any dispute in the region.

Great Khan

Spot whining BITCH.

Free man

Keep crying and raging.
These videos are filmed by Iranian Azeris who see the mullahs sending weapons that will kill their brothers in Azerbaijan.

Антон С

Did these “brothers” in Baku ask iranians when decided to attack Karabah?

Free man

How does this relate to Iran?
This is a conflict that the Armenians and Azeris have to resolve on their own.
It’s a special stupidity to arm your one neighbor, Armenia, against another neighbor, Azerbaijan. Through Azerbaijani areas in Iran. What can go wrong?

Антон С

If you’re not taking decisions, you have no responsibility for decisions, so you can response at your own will. Azeris and turks did not ask iranians about the operation. Now Iran is free to act for its own good, not for Azerb-n or Turkey.

Free man

So Iran will have to live or die with the consequences:
https://twitter.com/HAbdolhossein/status/1311967637707132928

Traiano Welcome

Wonderful! Muslims aiding Christians in their time of need, even against other Muslims.

How progressive!

Антон С

He-he. Armenia has no neutral land border except iranian. Trading doesn’t stop. Is it prohibited to buy trucks? No. So I can’t see a reason for turkish readers to whining.

Traiano Welcome

So one can already tell that this will be endless fuel for the information war from Anti-Shiite and Anti-Armenian groups: Normal trade gets ‘rebranded’ as military aid:

“Look at those horrible Iranians! Aiding our enemies!”

Антон С

Of course, some of shipments is for military use, but Turkey can’t say it’s wrong after placing their F-16 near Baku, giving aerial data from their E-7T and taking command over air operation in the region. They could, if they were neutral. But they are not. So this is not only military, but informational aggression from their side due the reason of obvious double standarts. Another aggression of Erdogan.

Great Khan

‘We were deceived by Turkey’: Syrian militant in Azerbaijan to the BBC

Mustafa Mehmet

and pkk terreorist in Armenia..

Free man

“Iran TV, however, denies trucks were ‘loaded with weapons and munitions'” – If the Iranians deny this they are surely telling the truth. The trucks are probably full of flowers and peace doves.
https://twitter.com/Dalatrm/status/1311246816046915584

Great Khan

Spamming BITCH.

Антон С

Could be a transit, i.e. not iranian cargo.

James Adams

Death to Azerbaijan !!! Glory to Armenia !!!

Great Khan

Armenia must defend itself and good to see Iran supporting its ally. The Jews are working against western interests.

Антон С

Peace to everyone and death to fascists only.

Sauron

Iran will go along the flow. If Russia supports Armenia it might lose the status of neutral mediator. And since Armenia will not accept Turkey as the mediator, France might hand over mediatorship to EU and we might see EU and US, which is not in interest of Russia or Iran. So both are playing along Turkish involvement

HB_Norica

You can’t really call Russia a neutral mediator. They can mediate but when push comes to shove they favour the Armenians.

Russia has a mutual defence treaty with Armenia in the CSTO … which is similar in nature to NATO. Azerbaijan were a member of the CSTO but dropped out in1999 … same year Georgia did as a condition of the US funded BTC oil pipeline deal. If Armenia requests Russian help Russia is obligated to enter the war on their side as are the other members of the CSTO if asked.

Sauron

If the war moves into Armenia yes. But so far the conflict is going on within the territory of Azerbaijan.

Антон С

CSTO will act after direct attack on Armenia, not Artsah/Karabah. That’s why Turkey is sitting silently, if not to count Erdogan’s shouts about “terrorist state of Armenia”. A thief shouts: hold a thief! (russian proverb)

Mustafa Mehmet

Yes Ali pasha you right. Wake up you dreaming dream again.comment imagecomment image

Garga

Iran’s air defence shoot down “another” drone. over Aslandooz.
No news on whose drone it was yet.

Антон С

2nd or 3rd in total?

Garga

I don’t know the exact number (hence the quotation marks) seems more than 3.
@Ali here says 5 so far.

Антон С

“One wrong move and you can call Azerbaijan Iran again.”

Got to sleep in Azerbaijan, and awaken in Iran.) Same with Estonia, as one man said: it’s enough 15 minutes to take it. A fighter jet is taking off from St.Peterburg, the flag over presidential palace in Tallinn is changing to the russian one.

Traiano Welcome

This is just one big mess. There is no bad side and good side here, just two pawns getting played by the Turks (Donmeh Jews) and the ‘Jews’ (Pharisees).

Mustafa Mehmet

your mama donmeh idiot

Traiano Welcome

Hey, Kebab, I heard the Father of the turks is a Joo …

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