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Azerbaijan begins to cover southern Armenia


Abolish the border of Armenia with Iran?

The feeling does not leave that Baku is preparing precisely for this - the blockade of not only Karabakh, but the whole of Armenia. At least from the south. And it seems that on the border of Armenia with Iran, it is simply impossible to do without a Russian military base.

The unblocking of transport (including transit) arteries in the region with the participation of Russia (and hence the Russian FSB), provided for by the document on the settlement of the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict (dated November 10, 2020), causes a "dull" (so far "dull") discontent among some, but very influential Azerbaijani media.

It is not yet clear whether this is a stuffing-in from the official structures of this country? Is it some kind of "trial balloon" addressed to Moscow and Yerevan? But, if it were only in this highway.

Iran has already officially refuted the recent clichés of some Azerbaijani and Turkish "experts" supported by nationalist groups of Iranian Azerbaijanis. According to these statements, the Iranian-Armenian border, along which the "Trans-Siberian Transcaucasian" section between Armenia and Azerbaijan runs, should be abolished altogether in connection with the peaceful settlement of that conflict.

Such a settlement, allegedly in itself, provides for Baku's control over this area (Tehran comments on statements that the border between Iran and Armenia no longer exists).

The Azerbaijani news agency "with deep satisfaction" reports this information campaign, citing a Turkish source:

"A campaign in support of the Azerbaijan Republic and its army has begun in Iranian Azerbaijan (South Azerbaijan)," Turan reports.

We are Azerbaijan

Turan is one of the official media in Turkey. And it continues:

"We are not next to Azerbaijan, we are Azerbaijan ourselves."

This is the slogan of the information campaign today, in which thousands of ethnic Azerbaijanis participate in different parts of Iran. They are photographed with Azerbaijani flags, spreading the photo on social networks. In addition, protests were held in Iran demanding the closure of the Iranian-Armenian border.

During the riots, several trucks were set on fire, which were allegedly transporting weapons to Armenia. At the same time, several rallies were held in Ardabil, Urmia, Tabriz and in Tehran itself in support of the "just cause of Azerbaijan."

It seems that in the development of the idea of ​​abolishing the Iranian-Armenian border in a number of Azerbaijani media, doubts have already been expressed about the advisability of resuming the work of the Trans-Siberian Transcaucasian Railway, which has, since 1910, access to Iran through the Nakhichevan region of Azerbaijan (Now the blockade of Karabakh?).

Transit without perspective?

This media campaign is accompanied by attempts to convince Moscow and Yerevan of the alleged disadvantage of this highway both for Russia and Armenia and for their relationship with Iran.

At the same time, the same media do not dissuade Moscow from the possible use of the same transport artery for Russian-Turkish trade. The route from northwestern Armenia with a branch to Turkey (Akhuryan-Dogukapi) has existed since 1899 and was used quite well even in the 90s of the last century.

Azerbaijan begins to cover southern Armenia

So, "Vesti.Az" (Baku) on November 18, 2020 noted:

“For Russia, a railway to Iran and further to the countries of the Persian Gulf is needed now and now. And this road for Russia in the direction of Iran exists: we are talking about the railway communication of the Nakhichevan Autonomous Republic (NAR) AR "- through the railway line from Armenia to this autonomy at the" Julfa (Azerbaijan) - Julfa (Iran) border station ".
It was also noted that the use of such a route is possible, “since“ Russia has an Armenian railway in concession. However, for Russian carriers the movement of goods through the railways of Azerbaijan, Georgia, Armenia, NAR AR and only then to Iran will be very expensive. "
The excessively high transit tariffs of Azerbaijan are well known, which put an end to the direct transit of Russia - Armenia - Iran. At the same time, as the source notes, in general, Azerbaijan "has become indispensable for Turkey, Iran and Russia."

Open closed corridor

However, the railway section through Georgia has been closed since 1992 due to the separation of Abkhazia from Tbilisi.

But is this unknown to anyone in Azerbaijan?

This means that a very transparent hint is being made that Russian cargoes to Iran (and Iranian ones to Russia) should go through Georgia and only then through Azerbaijan?

But the South Caucasian mainline joins in the Baku region with the existing Russian-Azerbaijan railway. That is, bypassing Georgia ...

Armenia overboard

“Minval.Az” (Baku) expresses itself much more openly in its issue dated November 13, 2020:

“There may well be a need in both Azerbaijan and Georgia for the transportation of such goods, which would be very inconvenient to“ drag ”through the corridor controlled by the FSB of Russia.
Finally, the treaty deals with a transport corridor, the security of which will be guaranteed by the Russian border guards, but whether it includes the southernmost railway in the region, and whether it is even theoretically possible to include this road in it is an open question.
Finally, in the best scenario for the parties, rebuilding the railway will take time, effort and investment. " And the epilogue here is almost a verdict, so far addressed to Armenia: "... despite the decision to unblock communications, Armenia again risks being left behind."

Apparently, the cargo (mentioned in the text) is military. And, of course, from Turkey. But when it comes to an open question, one must remember that the settlement provides for the unblocking of all highways in the region.

No one is to blame, but what to do?

One gets the impression (in connection with this kind of reports) that for the further strengthening of both the economic ties between Russia and Armenia, and these countries with Iran, the use of the aforementioned highway with its outlets to Iran is undesirable for the Azerbaijani side?

A characteristic (in this regard) stroke: the very section of this Transcaucasian "Transsib" in the south of Armenia - between the Nakhichevan region and the rest of the territory of Azerbaijan (about 60 km) - was originally, that is, since the mid-20s of the last century, was part of the iron roads of the Azerbaijan SSR.

This was done despite repeated appeals from the leadership of Soviet Armenia. Which, by the way, also contributed to the growth of the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict. In 1991, the movement was abolished here. But will the "transport" sovereignty of Armenia be declared in this sector of the highway? Or will it remain under the jurisdiction of the AzZhD?

It is quite obvious that the resumption of the work of the entire artery depends on the solution of this issue as well. But so far there is no reason to believe that Baku, given the current territorial and political "achievements" of Azerbaijan in the region, will agree to the transfer of the Trans-Siberian Transcaucasia section, which is so politically significant for Baku, to Armenia or to the SCR concession.

There is already evidence of this, albeit indirect, - the aforementioned campaign (for the "re-subordination" of the Armenian-Iranian border area of ​​Baku with the actual elimination of the Armenian-Iranian border), as well as publications of the Azerbaijani media.

Second life of the highway

Let us explain. This highway, inactive since 1992 due to the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict, is connected to the railway network of Russia through Azerbaijan and Abkhazia. The Abkhazian sector, however, is still inactive.

That is, Russia gets direct access - so far through Azerbaijan - to this artery (Tehran comments on statements that the border between Iran and Armenia no longer exists).

And the resumption of its work, according to a number of expert assessments, can increase the volume of Russian-Iranian trade by half and at least double the volume of Armenian-Iranian trade. But it seems that Baku is not very interested in this?

In addition, Eurasian cargo transit will resume there - after a 30-year hiatus. 1950s - 1980s the total income of the USSR from transit along this highway exceeded $ 20 billion (at the current exchange rate). Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, the RSFSR received 12-15% of transit revenues each. At least 50% went to the all-union budget.

Interest in this transit artery is still shown even in Scandinavia. Not to mention many countries of Eastern Europe, the ex-USSR and the Persian Gulf basin. However, over the past thirty years, up to a third of the sections of the highway fell into complete disrepair.

Their restoration is hardly possible without the joint efforts of Russia, Iran, Armenia and Azerbaijan. But are Baku ready for such efforts? In other words, the situation is developing in such a way that, most likely, a military base of the Russian Federation will have to be located on the Armenian-Iranian border.

It should be recalled that, firstly, the Soviet military base was already there in the 1920s - 1980s. And secondly, measures to resolve the conflict are carried out with the participation of Russia.
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  1. Antifreeze
    Antifreeze 27 November 2020 10: 29
    the situation is developing in such a way that most likely it will be necessary to locate a military base of the Russian Federation on the Armenian-Iranian border

    I wouldn't be surprised if it really comes to that.
    1. bessmertniy
      bessmertniy 27 November 2020 11: 01
      I think that Russia and Iran will resolve this issue. Turkey will remain on the side here. And the transition of the management of the Armenian road section is a technical issue. what
  2. Mitroha
    Mitroha 27 November 2020 10: 38
    Well, against the background of "victorious actions" and it does not happen. The people are overexcited, this is understandable, but it passes.
    1. bessmertniy
      bessmertniy 27 November 2020 11: 03
      They can also talk about Great Azerbaijan. There will be a circus - the Turks will clap their hands. No.
      1. Vladimir Mashkov
        Vladimir Mashkov 28 November 2020 17: 53
        An interesting article about the Transcaucasian railway. But there are so many questions and problems! yes
      2. Bessik
        Bessik 29 November 2020 09: 26
        Already talking
  3. saigon
    saigon 27 November 2020 10: 43
    The Turks forgot to ask Iran, and the Ottomans are passionate there. And Armenia will allow building a road right across its territory. They themselves care about the light bulb, it's not in vain that the old one on metal is derbanit. In Julfa, and so the beauty of the heat for fifty dollars with a big hook, there only are not enough rails.
    1. Dude
      Dude 29 November 2020 19: 04
      In Julfa, and so the beauty of the heat for fifty dollars with a big hook, there are only not enough rails.
      For fifty dollars with a big hook? Cut the sturgeon, right, after all, not the Valley of Death ... And the rails there lie perfectly (and are exploited) since 1908. One of the main border crossings in the USSR was.
  4. karima
    karima 27 November 2020 10: 57
    Armenia ceases to border with Iran, which as such no longer exists between Iran and Armenia.
    In the east, they do not say, in the east they trade. So the installation is as follows:
    Azerbaijan - We will bring a big claim to you, the Armenians, but for the transfer of the southern region, so be it, we will forget
    Armenia - and I’m, and I’m nothing, I don’t care, but there are mulberries who are in the way of Russia and Iran, let the lawsuit be paid.
    Turkey: And we will build and no matter who orders.
    Iran - And we don't really need it, although of course, if there is something, it's not bad, but there is no money, and the people will not understand.
    Russia - while we are here, no body movements, a step to the right, a step to the left, an attempt ... well, according to the text.

    A great performance begins, we take the place of the Lord, with a beer and other pleasures.
    1. bessmertniy
      bessmertniy 27 November 2020 11: 10
      Iran and Armenia can play another card when they have to travel from Azerbaijan to Nakhichevan through Georgia and Turkey. lol
    2. DAQ
      DAQ 27 November 2020 21: 14
      Azerbaijan - We will bring a big claim to you, the Armenians, but for the transfer of the southern region, so be it, we will forget
      Armenia - and I’m, and I’m nothing, I don’t care, but there are mulberries who are in the way of Russia and Iran, let the lawsuit be paid.
      Turkey: And we will build and no matter who orders.
      Iran - And we don't really need it, although of course, if there is something, it's not bad, but there is no money, and the people will not understand.
      Russia - while we are here, no body movements, step to the right, step to the left, try .. well, according to the text

      What suit? When Aliyev speaks about the lawsuit, he powders the brains of his citizens.
      Where will he serve it? Skokholm Arbitration? To the ECHR? High Court of London? lol
      There is no such court that would determine reparations.
      The UN Security Council can theoretically order reparations. But there are France and Russia. Such a resolution will be immediately vetoed by everyone.
      When who paid reparations to whom for the war in the 21st century?
      Dreams and ambitions. And only that.
  5. bairat
    bairat 27 November 2020 10: 59
    Rather than investing in the restoration of this railway again, then becoming dependent on the mood of the local princes, it is easier to establish a ferry crossing of railway trains to Iran through the Caspian Sea.
    1. Peter rybak
      Peter rybak 28 November 2020 22: 03
      Quote: bairat
      Rather than investing in the restoration of this railway again, then becoming dependent on the mood of the local princes, it is easier to establish a ferry crossing of railway trains to Iran through the Caspian Sea.

      Through the territorial waters of Azerbaijan? Or Kazakhstan? Or Turkmenistan?
      1. bairat
        bairat 29 November 2020 17: 15
        Free shipping in the Caspian. Except 15 miles from the coast of a neighboring state.
        1. Peter rybak
          Peter rybak 1 December 2020 15: 06
          Quote: bairat
          Free shipping in the Caspian. Except 15 miles from the coast of a neighboring state.

          But not military.
  6. _Sergei_
    _Sergei_ 27 November 2020 11: 07
    "Transsib Transcaucasia" Transcaucasia already in Siberia? (Transsib - Transsiberian Railway)
    1. Mitroha
      Mitroha 27 November 2020 12: 49
      "Transsib Transcaucasia" Transcaucasia already in Siberia? (Transsib - Transsiberian Railway)
      But it sounds like laughing
      From Siberia and to the Caucasus. And from Transcaucasia, I'm sure there is someone to send to Siberia. Although the people there, something tells me, will be against laughing
  7. Operator
    Operator 27 November 2020 11: 09
    Russia does not need rail transportation to Iran either through Azerbaijan or through Abkhazia, Georgia, Armenia and Nakhichevan because of the prohibitive level of local tariffs and the infrastructure that has been killed to zero.

    In the USSR, the Transcaucasian Railway was 100% subsidized by the Ministry of Railways at the expense of the income of other railways, since the Georgian, Armenian and Azerbaijani railway workers only knew how to steal income proceeds and cripple equipment.

    Therefore, the sea route to Iran through the Caspian Sea is our everything.
    1. Alexei
      Alexei 28 November 2020 16: 11
      Maybe you're right! Today the princelings have one mood, tomorrow another. See flows in Ukraine.
  8. Cyril G ...
    Cyril G ... 27 November 2020 11: 41
    Interestingly, the author is aware that Russia, in principle, does not have the problem of sending goods to Iran? We completely control the Caspian Sea - cargo transportation on the Astrakhan-Anzeli line will cost significantly less than railway transit through Azerbaijan and Armenia
    1. iouris
      iouris 27 November 2020 11: 53
      It is today. And tomorrow?
      1. Cyril G ...
        Cyril G ... 27 November 2020 13: 01
        What will change tomorrow? Will the Caspian dry up?
  9. iouris
    iouris 27 November 2020 11: 52
    Well yes. It is enough to build a network diagram to clearly show that there is no connectivity. Completely. This is the explanation of the politics that Pashinyan and Co (Sargsyan) personifies. They know something.
    1. Yura
      Yura 27 November 2020 14: 29
      Quote: iouris
      They know something.

      Of course they do! Here the people on the site very simplified approach to the conflict, to the previous events, to events that at first glance are developing aside and have nothing to do with Karabakh, and if you look at it, it turns out that the United States saw and prepared them gradually, that is, there should have been their base in Armenia , they now have their bomb carriers overtaken at an ever-increasing pace to Iraq, the withdrawal of troops, especially from Afghanistan, is more mythological (500 people) and is more like a regrouping of troops, and if everything had grown together then a full-fledged base would have been formed against Iran in Armenia as well. Russia saw and monitored these movements, and the events in Karabakh, which were initiated by Azerbaijan with the support of Turkey, should have played to the advantage and in the direction the United States needed or not, it is not clear to me yet, they were all under our leadership's control. So, what we see, and we see - at this stage, Russia managed to stop the start of a rather big war in Iran, against which the United States had been preparing for a fairly long period. The events in Karabakh at the moment are not to say that they have already stopped this threat of full-scale hostilities against Iran, but they have been postponed for a certain period, and this is beneficial for Azerbaijan, Turkey and Russia, and if we do not take into account the Armenian establishment with its government, then Armenia and its people too. My conclusion is that at the moment the world, even if for now, is spared from very big troubles, that is, the same big war, which is very, very good. So? It will be seen further.
      1. Alexei
        Alexei 28 November 2020 16: 14
        This is you Strong! There is a grain of truth ...
        1. Yura
          Yura 28 November 2020 16: 44
          Quote: Alexei
          There is a grain of truth ...

          It seems, yes, there is, today's news - the United States is driving an aircraft carrier into the Persian Gulf, whose task is to contain Iran.
  10. Odysseus
    Odysseus 27 November 2020 15: 21
    What have I just read? Member of the Dashnaktsutyun party urgently re-login! laughing
    In the article, for the sake of the wishes of the Armenian Natsiks, a little more is twisted than everything.
    1) The cessation of traffic along the "Trans-Siberian Trans-Caucasus" occurred as a result of the occupation of a part of Azerbaijan by Armenia, and the very question of unblocking the corridors arose as a result of the liberation of this part.
    2) The inclusion of a clause on unblocking traffic between Baku and Nakhichevan is Aliyev's mega-success. Even with the signing of the act of unconditional surrender of Armenia in Karabakh, he could not have achieved this. And the protection of goods by the FSB of the Russian Federation is an even greater prize. It is incredibly beneficial for Azerbaijan (but why Russia needs it is just a big question)
    3) In Armenia, this "unblocking" causes Pashinyan's indignation and a desire to prevent the opening of these corridors
    4) For trade between the Russian Federation and Iran, none of these long, old, now destroyed routes are needed at all. For there is trade by sea, there are routes along the Caspian Sea, and a railway road is being completed (a section within Iran) along the Caspian Sea. Armenia is not needed here at all.
    5) The thesis about "liquidation of the Iranian-Armenian border" is generally insane. It is enough to look at the map to be convinced of this. The author took some stupid fake and based on it makes his "thoughtful conclusions"
    6) How was it - there was a Soviet military base? This was the USSR. It's like saying - there is a US military base on US territory.
    Well, etc., etc.
    It would be ridiculous and one could be glad for the creature of the Armenian nationalists in the Russian Federation, if it were not so harmful. Indeed, in the end, the author also proposes to put a base there, that is, to increase the already large and downright harmful for Russia expenses for supporting Armenia.
  11. Stupor
    Stupor 27 November 2020 15: 49
    "A campaign in support of the Azerbaijan Republic and its army has begun in Iranian Azerbaijan (South Azerbaijan)," Turan reports.

    Iran began to sway ...? Whose plan is interesting for all this ..?
    Nicely played by NGOs ..
    Russia urgently needs to establish ties with Iran, including the military, etc.
    How cleverly everyone is doing it, and Netanyaho does not go to Russia every month ..
    Soon it will be hot both there and in Russia.
  12. Tektor
    Tektor 27 November 2020 15: 57
    Well, some kind of "FSB base" there should be formed in the region of the Iran-Armenian border. It is obvious. And maybe with the use of a still Soviet military base.
  13. spectr
    spectr 27 November 2020 18: 55
    The United States began to move additional troops, and riots broke out in Iran. So far, nothing new. Interestingly, the Americans will start an intervention to protect the "ethnic Azerbaijanis"? Or until the riots have reached the desired intensity.
    I would not be surprised if now the Turks and the Americans are working in Iran in "the same team."
  14. Otshelnik
    Otshelnik 27 November 2020 18: 58
    Liquidation of the Armenian-Iranian border ... foolaftorrr what's wrong with you what
  15. Petr Vladimirovich
    Petr Vladimirovich 27 November 2020 20: 09
    I don’t know how-who, but your humble servant worked on the export of lumber from Lesosibirsk to Iran. The cars went to Astrakhan, where they were transshipped to the ships of the River-Sea class, the ports of destination Anzali (the Iranians pronounce it this way) or Nowshar.
  16. LAWNER
    LAWNER 27 November 2020 21: 05
    Sometimes it is even interesting to watch figures, graphs, calculations. Guesses of various "exes". And floating on the surface ... Who will become the new Leader of Islam? Iran? UAE? Or Turkey?
    Almost 3 billion consumers ... There is no place for religion, there is Money.
  17. Suslin
    Suslin 28 November 2020 12: 49
    In addition to the new Russian base in Armenia, in my opinion, it is time to think about a railway ferry. trains across the Caspian Sea to Iran and the joint development of port terminals for cargo transshipment. In addition, Armenia and Iran can jointly organize railways. a branch from Armenia to Iran bypassing the Azerbaijani section of the road.
  18. Peter rybak
    Peter rybak 28 November 2020 22: 29
    Before writing this comment, I reread all the others. Great Russian chauvinism gives off almost all commentators. And if we want to go across the Caspian, we will establish communication there. Do you think it's easy? Through the territorial waters of Azerbaijan? Have our rulers not guessed about this for the last thirty years? And you here, so smart, bang, and decided.
    Why did they think that Russia rules the world? Because she has nuclear weapons? So it is not only in Russia.
    Because she has a huge army with one-year draft soldiers? Many states have an army, and by cooperating, they will surpass the army of our country.
    Science and technology have gone ahead? Well, that makes you funny yourself.
    Is there a super duper weaponry? And how amazingly the Bayraktars took off, from which the leadership of our army was shy. After all, the Eagles did not reach these Bayraktars.
    And when all the air defense systems of Armenia, formed from our equipment, were planted on the backwoods, do you think the General Staff were not surprised? They were surprised and realized that they were not ready for such a war.
    What surprise will the next war bring? Our propaganda videos about hyper-schmiper sound look great on Zvezda channel.
    The world is not afraid of Russian weapons. The world is afraid of Russian unpredictability. But they will take it and press the button for no reason. After all, even on this site there are enough clever people offering to shoot, zhahnut, slap on non-Russians. And imagine, such people will be in power.
    Everything that is written here about our omnipotence is not love for the Motherland, for its might. This is disrespect for other peoples and countries.
    This peacekeeping base is located in Azerbaijan only until the first shocks occur in our country, for example, the struggle for power, shooting from tanks at the White House in Moscow. We are a cyclical country. Ten years of reckless life gives way to twenty years of survival. Peaceful and non-peaceful revolutions and popular unrest happen several times in every century. All kings come to eternal reign, and recently, after their death, serious tragic events have happened for the country.
    And believe me, no one is afraid of us anymore. We no longer frighten anyone, as it was before.
    We entered into a rivalry with only one world power - the United States. And the development of other countries was wasted.
    We are fighting well against the Spanish national team, but we cannot roll in one goal to the Moldovans. The Turks carry us out 3-1, the Serbs (brothers) stick us three goals.
    Do you think this is a sport, but military power is different? Is the greatness of the country different? Nothing of the kind.
    I have already said a hundred times and will repeat: a great country is one that is powerful both in foreign policy and in domestic policy. When the people are not doomed to her to survive, but a hundred kilometers from the capital, she gets the feeling that Mamai has passed once again. And there is no need to say a thousand times that this is our path, that we are constantly rebuilding the country after shocks. Hiroshima with its tragedy today looks and lives a hundred times better than any city except Moscow and St. Petersburg.
    So save your fervor. We crush, fire, destroy - yes, we will probably try to do that. As in Afghanistan. And how did it turn out?
    Nobody is afraid of us. Nobody likes us. Nobody respects us. We are the backyards of humanity. We are the ones who try to snap back at any reason. Bite, tear, break.
    We are not made to create. We stopped supplying the world with great scientists, composers, thinkers, writers. We are just repeating about liberals, tolerasts, geyrope. We are a dead end.
    Therefore, all the former republics of the USSR are torn away from us, looking for other allies. Yes, to put it simply, they hate us. But there is no hatred without reason. And this reason is in you - cheers-patriots, couch heroes. None of your comments contain a bit of respect for the same participants in the last war - Armenians, Azerbaijanis, Turks, Iranians, Georgians. Then what kind of respect do you want yourself? Or you don't need it, because we have two friends - the army and the navy. I can tell you that soon these friends may turn their backs on us. We treat them badly.
    That's all, gentlemen. Minus !!!
    1. Disant
      Disant 29 November 2020 12: 19
      Minus !!!

      of course minus, and more than once.
      I have never heard such a set of accusations, conjectures and misconceptions against the Russians.
      and this despite the fact that there are only 25 comments on top of the topic of Armenian-Azerbaijani relations.
      Nobody is afraid of us. Nobody likes us. Nobody respects us. We are the backyards of humanity.

      look at our world map on the wall - the backyard is all around us.
    2. Andrei Nikolaevich
      Andrei Nikolaevich 3 December 2020 22: 58
      Well, it's gone ....) And Ostap suffered. "Nobody loves us. They are not afraid"
      So you are a couch cheer-patriot. Judging by the set of emotions that you have outlined here, you should go to the doctor or take a sedative pill. Do not worry you so. Everything will be fine.
      As for the former ally of the republics, let them go wherever they want. They are not young ladies to look after them. The fewer such “brotherly peoples” we have, the more pensions our old people will have.
      Take it easy. Everything will be fine. You will get better.
  19. 75 Sergey
    75 Sergey 29 November 2020 21: 25
    Azerbaijan, this is already 82 ooze ... almost and they need independence as Moldovans.
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  21. Seal
    Seal 1 December 2020 13: 06
    Quote: Peter Rybak
    And if we want to go across the Caspian, we will establish communication there. Do you think it's easy? Through the territorial waters of Azerbaijan?
    You are not in the subject. There is a Convention on the Legal Status of the Caspian Sea of ​​2018.http: //
    Article 7
    1. Each Party shall establish territorial waters not exceeding 15 nautical miles in width, measured from baselines determined in accordance with this Convention.
    2. The outer boundary of the territorial waters is a line, each point of which is located from the nearest point of the baseline at a distance equal to the width of the territorial waters.
    And more
    Article 10
    1. Vessels flying the flags of the Parties enjoy freedom of navigation outside the outer boundaries of the territorial waters of the Parties. Freedom of navigation shall be exercised in accordance with the provisions of this Convention and separate agreements of the Parties compatible with it, without prejudice to the sovereign and exclusive rights of the Parties defined in this Convention.
    2. Each Party shall provide ships flying the flags of other Parties, carrying out the carriage of goods, passengers and luggage, towing, as well as rescue operations, the same treatment as it grants to such national ships with respect to free access to their ports on the Caspian Sea, their use for loading and unloading cargo, embarking and disembarking passengers, paying ship and other port dues and using services intended for shipping and normal commercial operations.
    And here's about yours:
    Have our rulers not guessed about this for the last thirty years?
    Just guessed. And all these years, starting with the collapse of the USSR and up to 2018, they negotiated the development and conclusion of this Convention. 26 years led. But they did. hi
    So breathe more evenly. Everything is good. hi
  22. Andrei Nikolaevich
    Andrei Nikolaevich 3 December 2020 22: 45
    I respect both Armenians and Azerbaijanis. But they must take a sober view of things and understand that the key players in this situation are Russia and Iran.