Iran Considers Azerbaijan More Important

21-08-2007 15:23:35

On August 21 the president of Iran Mahmud Ahmadinejad arrived in
Azerbaijan for a two-day official visit. During this visit important
issues regarding the Azerbaijani and Iranian cooperation are being
discussed. In this connection, Richard Giragosian, a Washington-based
Armenian analyst, said at the Friday Club interestingly the visit
of Ahmadinejad takes place almost in parallel with the visit of the
Iranian vice-president to Armenia. However, Richard Giragosian says,
the Iranian vice-president discussed sports in Armenia, while the
Iranian president is discussing military and political issues in

Richard Giragosian says Armenia’s relation with Iran is much more
stable than the relation of Azerbaijan, besides, the Iranian and
Azerbaijani relations are complicated. However, according to him,
the recent visits to Armenia and Azerbaijan are evidence that first
Armenia underestimates its importance for Russia, and second, which is
dangerous, Armenia underestimates its importance for Iran. According
to the analyst, Iran and Azerbaijan also have energy projects and
relation, and for Tehran the relation with Baku is more important
than the relation with Yerevan.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress

Emil Lazarian

“I should like to see any power of the world destroy this race, this small tribe of unimportant people, whose wars have all been fought and lost, whose structures have crumbled, literature is unread, music is unheard, and prayers are no more answered. Go ahead, destroy Armenia . See if you can do it. Send them into the desert without bread or water. Burn their homes and churches. Then see if they will not laugh, sing and pray again. For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a New Armenia.” - WS