Iran strives to become the regional power-holder competing against Turkey.

 

Iran’s intention, or to be more exact, her wish to participate in Nagorno-Karabakh conflict regulation must be viewed from the point of view of its striving to become the regional power-holder.
 
Lately Iran has started to attract the attention of the world community more and more often. And the thing is not only in the permanent threats of the USA and Israel, but also of the fact that Tehran is trying to become the power-holder of the region. Iran’s real rival in this issue is Turkey, who does not have the support of the Arab countries. However, it is quite possible that the Islamic course of the Justice and Development Party (AKR) may help Turkey to overcome the difficulties with the Arab world.
/PanARMENIAN.Net/ But Iran does not have these difficulties and she is more independent, than the very Turkey, who always turns back to the USA and in some cases to Israel. Israel’s announcement about her readiness to open fire on the nuclear powers of Iran in Tehran has definitely been taken as a bad joke. According to the representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Iran Muhammad Ali Hussein, Israel is not strong enough to threaten Tehran, but she wanted to overcome certain home political crises and distract the attention of the society. “Tel-Aviv needs such events to rehabilitate the low spirits of the Israeli authorities after they lost to “Hezbollah” in Lebanon in 2006,” he said. In his turn President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announced that the President of the USA George Bush will not attack Iran in the neat future. “The time of George Bush in the head of the United States is coming to its end, and the President of the USA will not do any harm to Iran, even regardless of the US troops’ invasion of the bordering Afghanistan and Iraq,” emphasized Ahmadinejad.

Iran’s intention, or to be more exact, her wish to participate in Nagorno-Karabakh conflict regulation must be viewed from the point of view of its striving to become the regional power-holder. “Iran was a mediator in the regulation of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, but unfortunately under the outer pressure our country was debarred from mediation,” announced the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran in the month of June in Baku. According to him, if there is a suggestion from both parties, his country is ready to take the responsibility of the mediator in the regulation process of the conflict. “Although, I do not consider the work of the OSCE Minsk Group satisfactory, Iran supports the negotiations in these frames,” said the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Iran.

The official Baku reacted very quickly. “Baku is not against mediation of Iran in the regulation of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. Taking into consideration the recourses that Iran possesses, the official Tehran may assist the regulation process, if the right messages are sent to Armenia,” said the press-secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan Khazar Ibrahim. Let us leave it to Ibrahim to decide what is meant by this “right messages”, which Tehran is going to send to Armenia. However, there is one truth to be reminded, and we must say that a diplomat of his rank cannot be ignorant of such a truth. The Islamic Republic of Iran cannot be a mediator in the regulation of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. “Iran simply cannot join the negotiation process. Iran is not included in the OSCE Minsk Group. Moreover, she is in very complicated relations with the USA, an OSCE Minsk Group co-chair. The announcement of the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Iran in this case must be taken with one correction, in which country he said this, and why,” says the political scientist Alexander Iskandaryan.

Azerbaijan’s vain attempts of bringing the work of the OSCE Minsk Group to zero will hardly bring to the desired results. And Iran definitely will not play all these games at least for one simple reason; it has enough problems of its own to solve. Baku perhaps thinks that the regulation of the conflict failed to reach to the UNO, so we must try on the regional level. Moreover, when there are all Islamic countries all around us, most of which are members of the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC). However, Azerbaijan forgets that there is also the League of Arab States, where Armenia has the status of an observer. After all, if Azerbaijan turns to OIC, what will keep away Armenia from turning to the League of Arab States and show the Arab states its real position in Karabakh conflict regulation? It’s as simple as that, the closer the presidential elections of Azerbaijan are, the more aggressive the comments of the official Baku regarding the conflict and Armenia itself becomes.

«PanARMENIAN.Net» analytical department
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