(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
BAKU, Azerbaijan, February 8. Armenian Armed
Forces, jointly with the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps
(IRGC), are preparing for an attack on Azerbaijan's Lachin and
According to the information obtained by trend from diplomatic
sources, a specially trained IRGC sabotage group, formed mainly of
ethnic Azerbaijanis, is currently located in the immediate
proximity of the Azerbaijani-Armenian border, on the territory of
the Syunik district. Together with employees of the Ministry of
Defense of Armenia and the National Security Service, IRGC is
conducting preparatory work for the attack.
The sabotage group plans to organize two consecutive attacks in
the direction of the Lachin and Gubadli districts of Azerbaijan.
The first attack on one of the posts of the Azerbaijani army will
be carried out by a group of servicemen in the uniform of the Armed
Forces of Armenia, who are tasked with 'destroying the enemy's
The second group, apparently, will be disguised as Azerbaijani
soldiers attacking the so-called 'Armenian military post'. At the
same time, the video footage will be prepared, capturing scenes of
the murder of alleged 'Armenian soldiers', while 'soldiers' will be
Obviously, Armenians are aimed at fabricating another 'act of
aggression' against Azerbaijan and the 'atrocities' of the
Azerbaijani army to later present this 'evidence' to the EU and
other international organizations.
Moreover, the planned provocation on the border should create a
legal basis for the deployment of the Iranian armed forces on the
territory of Armenia.
Armenia has repeatedly accused Azerbaijan of violating the
ceasefire. For instance, the Armenian deputy foreign minister has
accused Azerbaijan in September 2022 of intending to take control
of the Iranian-Armenian border, which caused Iran to conduct
military exercises on the border with Azerbaijan.
It is necessary to mention the fact that 30 Iranians arrived in
Karabakh via the Lachin road in mid-2022, and are still there.
Subsequent investigation confirmed that they were also linked to
The time for carrying out an armed provocation against
Azerbaijan has been chosen carefully. Apparently, Armenia and Iran
believe that Türkiye, which was hit by a terrible earthquake
recently and is currently involved in solving internal problems,
will not be able to intervene in the situation. Therefore, they
seek to use a favorable chance to carry out long-planned military
actions against Azerbaijan.