A new alliance of Russia, Turkey and Iran is taking shape in the Caucasus. These countries are more than others interested in regional stability, said Ashot Manucharyan, a well-known Armenian analyst, former-advisor to the first president of Armenia for national security issues.
Manucharyan believes that the best way to break the Russian-Turkish-Iranian alliance is to unleash war in Nagorno-Karabakh. This is what Western power centers demand from Baku now.
“Roughly said, they demand Ilham Aliyev to explode the region. He does not want to yield to that pressure for the known reasons. The recent investigation (“The Azerbaijani Laundromat” – EADaily’s note) aimed to exert pressure on Azerbaijan’s president. Of course, the West has not learned about money laundering in Azerbaijan just now. The moment they chose to unmask Azerbaijani officials arouses some thoughts and suspicions,” Manucharyan told journalists today.
Another flare up in the Karabakh conflict zone is fraught with unpredictable consequences for the above three regional actors. These states are well aware of that and try to prevent any “extraordinary situations” by all means possible, Manucharyan said.