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Lately, Iran's mullah regime has again started to carry out
malicious acts such as provocation, blackmail and sabotage against
Azerbaijani Turks. Even the theocratic regime, which is afraid of
its own collapse, denigrates any students, ordinary citizens,
tourists, etc., arrests them under various pretexts, and makes
unjust decisions about them. All this is an example of growing
hatred towards the Turkish nation in Iran.
Note that the recent news about the disappearance and subsequent
arrest of Azerbaijani national Farid Safarli in Iran caused the
Azerbaijani government to strengthen precautionary measures. Thus,
the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan not only prohibits
Azerbaijani citizens from visiting Iran for security reasons, but
also warned our compatriots who want to travel from other
Nevertheless, the new decision of the Ministry of Foreign
Affairs of Azerbaijan is also taken into account for our
Azerbaijani compatriots living in Iran. The question arises, what
will be the fate of the southern Azerbaijanis after the new
decision? Can such an approach of Iran endanger the lives of our
"The pressure exerted by the Iranian authorities on the speeches
of the Azerbaijani Turks regarding the provision of their national
rights never weakens. This announcement by the Foreign Ministry is
an economic blow to Iran's tourism sector," political analyst, head
of the Middle East think tank Sadraddin Soltan said this to Azernews , while commenting on regime's rising
pressure on Azerbaijani Turks. He added that Azerbaijani President
Ilham Aliyev has repeatedly stated that the rights of Azerbaijani
Turks to speak in their native language in Iran are being violated
and faced severe assimilation. Iran, on the other hand, expresses
its anger towards the Turks in the world and Azerbaijan in
"Although Iran does not openly state this, it shows it as an
element of pressure in its behavior and attitude. For example, when
Azerbaijanis demand their rights, Iran accuses them of spying on
neighboring countries. If Iran openly declares that its actions are
directed only against Azerbaijan, it will be a kind of action to
promote Azerbaijan Republic. This will give spirit and confidence
to the Turks worldwide," Sadraddin Soltan added.
Apart from its national and ethnic politics, Iran is also a
country that tends to pursue a multifaceted policy. However, it is
not a secret that this is not a feature arising from his good
intentions. On the contrary, Iran always carries out this kind of
secret expansionist policy in order to create its influence in
different parts of the world.
For example, Iran is seeking collective maritime cooperation
with a number of countries, mainly with Arab countries such as
Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, Iraq, as
well as with Pakistan and India. In this regard, the expert
stressed that Iranian authorities have recently taken a course
towards the normalization of relations with neighboring and
non-neighboring Muslim countries.
"Saudi Arabia is the country where Iran has been experiencing
the most serious problems in the Middle East for more than 7 years.
Iran believes that if it first establishes relations with Saudi
Arabia, it will be able to establish relations with other Arab and
Muslim countries such as UAE, Egypt, Bahrain and others. The second
question is that Saudi Arabia's relations with Israel are not so
broad compared to other Arab countries. However, the desire to
normalize relations does not mean the formation of any union.
Concrete questions must be behind it. Iran must first find a
solution to the problems of Yemen (Houthi movement), Lebanon and
Syria, which it created with Saudi Arabia," Soltan said.
According to him, due to the risky policy and and because of
some insecurity of the regime, no state agrees to invest in its
economy. The agreement signed between the two states does not mean
the normalization of relations between them.
Rena Murshud is AzerNews' staff journalist, follow her on
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