Iran ex-FM advises Azerbaijan against trying to buy security from foreigners

Amid reported efforts by Azerbaijan to lean further towards the Israeli regime by hosting Israeli elements, a former Iranian foreign minister has strongly warned the Caucasus republic against trying to import security from abroad.

Kamal Kharrazi, currently the head of the Islamic Republic’s Strategic Council on Foreign Relations, made the remarks on Tuesday, urging Baku to rather depend on its own people to meet its national security requirements.

He denounced dependence on overseas’ sources for security as an illogical and irrational solution, “because, given their illegitimate goals and interests, this can lead to arms race in the region and even end up afflicting damage or even ruination on the host country.”

Moreover, the potential increase in the role that is played by the foreign forces would, by extension, lead to greater dependence on the part of the receiving country on the foreign presence, added the official.

The remarks came after current Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian sounded a warning concerning certain provocations by the Israeli regime near Iran’s borders in Azerbaijan.

The regime, he said, used the flare-up of tensions between Azerbaijan and Armenia over the Nagorno-Karabakh region last year to establish a presence in parts of Azerbaijan.


Source: Press TV