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Russia demanded a ceasefire from Azeris-Armenians while Iranians threaten possible NATO presence in the region (Video)

The Caucasus is on fire in no time, since the Turko-Azeri, with the encouragement of Erdogan of course, are attempting to retake the whole of Nagorno/Karabakh.

Azerbaijan has launched a large-scale attack on the Artsakh Republic, using artillery and drones, Artsakh's InfoCenter reports.

"People are asked to stay in shelters, refrain from posting videos and photos on the Internet and follow only official news," Armenian media said.

Moscow is intervening strongly and a short while ago, it announced through Maria Zakharova:

"Moscow is concerned about the escalation in Nagorno-Karabakh and calls on the parties to stop the bloodshed," she said.

According to her, "There are reports of the Baku armed forces launching anti-terrorist measures in the region and retaliatory actions by the local Armenian armed forces.

The Russian side urges the warring parties to stop the bloodshed, immediately cease hostilities and return to the path of political and diplomatic settlement," Zakharova said.


According to her, Moscow is currently holding contacts on this issue, including with the Azerbaijani side, and based on the results of these contacts, a statement will be made through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry stressed that in order to resolve the situation, all parties to the conflict must fulfill the obligations they previously assumed, "not to provoke the situation, to work to calm down and resolve it."

Referring to the US intervention in the Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict and speculations about the entry of NATO forces in the region, Iranian Defense Minister Raza Astiani said Iran will never accept the intervention of foreign powers in the region's issues.

"Our efforts are to solve the issues on our own with the interactions of the countries in the region," he added.

On the recent clashes between Armenia and Azerbaijan and the presence of Iranian forces on the borders with these countries, he said that "we do not accept any change in the geopolitics of the region. We maintain our relationship with Armenia and Azerbaijan, since these countries are our neighbors and brothers, and we try to help solve their problems."

Iranian General Astiani made the remarks in a meeting with his Belarusian counterpart Viktor Krennin.

The Iranian defense chief stressed that NATO's expansionist stance in Eastern Europe, regardless of the concerns of the countries in the region, is the root cause of the war between Russia and Ukraine.

"The Islamic Republic of Iran supports all diplomatic efforts leading to the peaceful settlement of the conflicts in Ukraine," he noted.

"NATO has made many waves of expansion between 1999 and 2020, engulfing every former member of the disintegrated Warsaw Pact Soviet Union, three former Soviet republics and four republics from the former Yugoslavia. The expansion took place despite former US Secretary of State James Baker's verbal promise to Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev in 1990 not to extend the alliance even "one inch" east of the territory of the former East Germany after that country's annexation by the Federal Republic,' he said.

Iranian President S. Rajeisi has warned that NATO expansion poses a serious threat to Tehran and the security of nations in the region.

The bottom line is that the Iranians will engage in any scenario in the Nagorno region in one way or another to prevent NATO from being close to their border.


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