Tehran's demarche - stop Crimea and stop Donbass

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Tehran's demarche - stop Crimea and stop Donbass


Nobody pulled the tongue


The recently announced official refusal of Iran to recognize Crimea, Donbass, Kherson and Zaporozhye regions as Russian territory is due to several reasons at once. But first of all, the fact that Tehran, in anticipation of the resumption of the notorious “nuclear deal”, does not want to provoke further anti-Iranian sanctions pressure from the West.



Countries that are unfriendly to Russia are currently engaged in an unprincipled cleansing of the political and economic space for those who, in one area or another, show at least relative loyalty or tolerance towards Moscow.

With countries such as the BRICS members, this does not work, it is also difficult with Turkey or Hungary. But it turns out that it is very possible to put pressure on Tehran. And after all, no one in Iran was particularly drawn to the language, and Moscow did not set the recognition of the Crimea and four new regions of the Russian Federation as a condition for Tehran in terms of economic integration.

This process, as you know, has been rapidly gaining momentum over the past few years, and not only in Iran’s relations with Russia, but also with its partners in the EAEU and other integration structures. Nevertheless, pressure on Iran turned out to be possible - it is possible that precisely because of Tehran's active interaction with Moscow.

Memory problems


Although the Iranians apparently forgot that the USSR in 1971 cold-bloodedly recognized the inclusion of Iran in the same year in its composition of the three former British islands at the junction of the Indian Ocean and the Persian Gulf. That still allows Tehran to control almost the entire water area of ​​the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz - these sea gates to the Indian Ocean...

In connection with the Iranian demarche, we note that the North-South Eurasian transit corridor (RF-Azerbaijan-Iran-India) is not yet subject to Western anti-Iranian sanctions. But although this project is being implemented, it is getting slower every year. Thus, the subproject of the connecting northern Iranian railway line Rasht - the port of Astara - only 165 km - has not yet been implemented.

Interestingly, construction here began back in the early 2010s, when the pressure of sanctions against Iran, and even more so against Russia, was much weaker. Only in mid-January 2023, the parties agreed to speed up the construction of this section.

However, there is no financial support under the project - the sources of its financing (approximately 800 million euros in current prices) have not yet been officially announced. The fact is that this line is focused on the growth of international freight transit in the direction of Azerbaijan - the Russian Federation (and in the opposite direction).


Sanctions against the Russian Federation and Iran, as Tehran believes, may extend to the entire North-South corridor if the mentioned Rasht-Astara line is built. Moreover, since 1997, US sanctions have been in effect against the long-standing project of the Caspian-Persian Gulf shipping channel (RF-Iran).

Therefore, an extremely promising and obviously integration project is not being implemented. Since the mid 2010s There are also US sanctions against Iranian oil exports. Obviously, these factors directly or indirectly impede more active Iranian-Russian cooperation.

In this regard, since 2022, Iran has been speeding up the formation of an adjacent, moreover, non-sanctioned, railway corridor of China - Pakistan - Iran - Turkey, with branches from southern Turkey to the ports of Syria (Tartus, Baniyas) and through Syria to the ports of Lebanon (Saida, Tripoli).

To date, about 70% of the total length of such a large-scale corridor is in operation, and at least 60% of the financing here is provided by the PRC - in the form of state and commercial loans on favorable terms. Plus, Iran, together with Iraq, forms its part of the railway and parallel oil pipeline corridor to the ports of Syria.


More precisely, two Iranian-Iraqi railway border crossings are still operating, but at the beginning of 2022, the parties agreed on the construction in 2023 of a 30 km steel line between the port of Basra (the largest Iraqi port in the Persian Gulf) and the Iranian border checkpoint Shalamche, connected by a railway (20 km) with the Iranian port of Khorramshahr.

They will go the other way


The significance of the new Iran-Iraq railway goes beyond the bilateral framework, as it will become an integral part of the East-West route: China-Pakistan-Iran-Iraq-Syria/Lebanon. Accordingly, according to the Iraqi Ministry of Transportation, the new Iran-Iraq line "will eliminate the gap in the East-West railway corridors, providing Iraq with a new outlet, through Iran, to Afghanistan, Pakistan and India." In addition to this, the same line will create "a new connection of Iran's railways with the ports of Syria and Lebanon" through Iraq.

This is not the end of large-scale regional projects - in addition, it is planned to create in 2023-2024. new railway lines between Iran and Pakistan, where so far only one steel line is in operation.


In the more distant future, the establishment of a direct rail link between Iran and Afghanistan. There is also information that the Iranian side is increasingly proposing to Pakistan and India to develop border transit infrastructure so that all of South Asia is included in the East-West corridor system.

It seems that in the current geopolitical conditions, Tehran is more interested in this Eurasian corridor, in which Russia, which has fallen under sanctions, does not participate. Therefore, the activation of the work of the North-South corridor is already a second priority.

Indirect, if not direct, confirmation of this is, we repeat, the official refusal of Iran, announced the other day, to recognize the sovereignty of the Russian Federation in the Crimea, Donbass, Zaporozhye and Kherson regions.

Among other things, this also sends a signal to the West about Tehran's readiness to take into account anti-Russian sanctions. And thereby achieve the weakening (or even lifting) of sanctions against Iran - at least the oil ones.
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  1. +20
    January 28 2023
    I think this is a private opinion. And it will not affect our relations with Iran in any way. Those countries that do not support the recognition of Crimea, Donbass and other lands do not do this because of political gain. And above all, taking care of the integrity of their country. And there are such threats.
    1. +9
      January 28 2023
      And above all, taking care of the integrity of their country. And there are such threats.
      Quite right. The Persians have big problems with Iranian Azerbaijan (center - Tabriz), a precedent should not be allowed.
      1. -2
        January 28 2023
        Quote: Aviator_
        And above all, taking care of the integrity of their country. And there are such threats.
        Quite right. The Persians have big problems with Iranian Azerbaijan (center - Tabriz), a precedent should not be allowed.

        Well, nothing new, like Iran, which had its own interests, remained. They have always been deceitful and dishonest, here Karine Gevorgyan walks around, hangs macaroni on everyone’s ears, what a good Iran, but as Alexander the Third said about his allies, it remained so. We have no allies and never had.
        1. -1
          January 30 2023
          The Islamic Republic of Iran will never consider Orthodox Russia as its ally.
          1. Well, why not? As soon as he feels that Israel is ready to throw them on the first number, he will immediately begin to consider Russia his native, and Orthodoxy is the closest religion to Islam!
          2. +2
            February 3 2023
            Quote: Civil
            The Islamic Republic of Iran will never consider Orthodox Russia as its ally.


            Never say never. Allies are very different, religion here goes through the woods. The basis of the union is the commonality of interests and the predominance of benefits from the union over the possible risks from such a union. Allies are not friends, but only partners in a particular situation.
          3. 0
            March 27 2023
            Quote: Civil
            The Islamic Republic of Iran will never consider Orthodox Russia as its ally.


            so explain how such religious fanatics are on the side of Christian Armenia against fellow Shia Muslim Azerbaijan. or you just conveniently ignore that
        2. +2
          January 31 2023
          I don’t know about Sasha √3, but Russia now has three allies: the Army, the Strategic Missile Forces and the people.
        3. 0
          February 7 2023
          And in what context about Iran and with what provocative (anti-Armenian ...?) goal did you remind readers of Karina Gevorgyan ???
    2. +10
      January 29 2023
      About railways. Uzbekistan in the early 2000s, for its own money, built a railway line that connected the network of Turkmenistan with Iran and received access to the southern seas. Today, the Termez Mazar-i-Sharif railway operates, it will be extended to Kabul and further to Pakistan. While Russia is making plans, Uzbekistan is working.
    3. 0
      February 7 2023
      Iran, China, India, RUSSIA and the SCO countries are now friends and unite into a powerful fist to counter the aggressive plans of the USA (=NATO), Israel and Turkey ... Whoever controls Greater Eurasia controls the WHOLE WORLD ... And provocative articles that are published AGAINST THE CURRENT friendship and cooperation between Russia and Iran are a balm for the soul for the pro-Western Russian liberal public ..
  2. +6
    January 28 2023
    also sends a signal to the West about Tehran's readiness to take into account anti-Russian sanctions
    Well, why not join the European community led by the United States for your own benefit. Another thing is that they hastened to do this by officially declaring the non-recognition of Crimea and new territories as Russian when no one really pulled at the language. And of course the hope for the lifting of at least part of the sanctions. They just forget that the West will deceive and deceive without hesitation.
    1. +3
      January 28 2023
      So recognition, non-recognition will not change anything, and from certain angles it is insignificant. Won Northern Cyprus is unrecognized by anyone, Turkey is neither cold nor warm from this. As in many other such cases, and there are many of them. The main thing is that the population on the ground recognizes.
      Accurately noted, purely for the sake of situational gain speculation.
    2. -8
      January 28 2023
      Quote: rotmistr60
      also sends a signal to the West about Tehran's readiness to take into account anti-Russian sanctions
      Well, why not join the European community led by the United States for your own benefit. Another thing is that they hastened to do this by officially declaring the non-recognition of Crimea and new territories as Russian when no one really pulled at the language. And of course the hope for the lifting of at least part of the sanctions. They just forget that the West will deceive and deceive without hesitation.

      So this is the message we are ready to betray, only what the price will be of this betrayal, everything is just like the Shiites promised loyalty to the grandson of the prophet and then betrayed him by escaping and leaving him to perish, this is their essence. They even have the same rites with the Isuits, and both of them are still those intriguers and traitors.
      1. +5
        January 29 2023
        and what exactly are the rites of the Jesuits and Shiites the same?
    3. 0
      March 27 2023
      Quote: rotmistr60
      also sends a signal to the West about Tehran's readiness to take into account anti-Russian sanctions
      Well, why not join the European community led by the United States for your own benefit. Another thing is that they hastened to do this by officially declaring the non-recognition of Crimea and new territories as Russian when no one really pulled at the language. And of course the hope for the lifting of at least part of the sanctions. They just forget that the West will deceive and deceive without hesitation.

      iranian are complete opposite of what are you describing otherwise they would the most beneficial political Decision of recognizing Israel and abandon the most powerful people on the planet who are has no benefit for Iranian at all and all of Iranian problems with west despair instantly but did Iranian did that for 43 years of suffering sanction?
      iran are the most reliable country there is with shining history of sticking with their friends when everyone abandons them
  3. +14
    January 28 2023
    Iran has its own problems, why does it need extra ones?
  4. +19
    January 28 2023
    The Kremlin is again looking for a reason to justify itself. And this is what
    Although the Iranians apparently forgot that the USSR in 1971 cold-bloodedly recognized the inclusion of Iran in the same year into its composition of the three former British islands at the junction of the Indian Ocean and the Persian Gulf.
    Why remember the USSR when Federal Russia supported sanctions against Iran.
    1. +5
      January 28 2023
      And she even refused to hand over the purchased S-300s.
  5. +12
    January 28 2023
    IMHO, what to demand from Iran, when Russia itself did not recognize its own LDNR? And she admitted just before "Ukraine's attack on Russia (Goblin)"
    Even allies and partners do not recognize: Belarus, Kazakhstan, China, etc.

    another reason to load the media authors with work is to explain ....
  6. +2
    January 28 2023
    Speaking out in public is a sign of weakness. Strong partners act as the strong need.
  7. 0
    January 28 2023
    isn't interesting the author using anti Iranian propaganda site as listed for source of picture he used belong to Israel, Azerbaijan and turkey to prove its point
    Author:
    Alexey Chichkin, Pyotr Nenarokov
    Photos used:
    rossaprimavera.ru, istipress.com, seanews.ru, turkinesia.net

    beside Iran didn't suddenly change its policy Iran cannot accept separatist sentiment because that put Iran in a very difficult position and always has been that way, in 2014 too.
    i don't know if the author has an agenda or simply it's ignorance.
    but fortunately, Putin is an excellent diplomat and smart enough to look at action of Iran not what she says for political reason.
    I like to remind our dear author that Iran is the only country on the planet who is actively helping Russia with drone and punished for it with sanctions but Iran didn't back down and continued to help Russia.
    unlike what author wants us to believe Iran do not care about west or their punishment as shown us with her action
    1. -3
      January 28 2023
      Quote: Persia
      anti Iranian propaganda site as listed for source of picture he used belong to Israel

      Peach, I understand that you have "evil yahuds" - the cause of all troubles, but you can't throw words out of a song. wink
      Here is the original in Farsi:
      https://www.iranintl.com/202301214785
    2. +1
      January 29 2023
      Yes, you, Azerbaijan, Kurdistan .. can blow up at any moment.
  8. +6
    January 28 2023
    It is strange that the author is demanding something obviously unrealizable from Iran. At the same time, what is called "on the ground", Tehran and I are now working in the same team. I do not believe in a trade route from Murmansk to India, but I am sure that trade with Iran should be developed as much as possible. The Persians at the level of representations work in the Crimea and with the representations of the LDNR, it is not necessary to draw broad conclusions from the obvious answer when Shahids-136 fly
  9. +9
    January 28 2023
    Russia did an excellent job of supporting sanctions against Iran to please the West. And now some childish grievances that Iran can support sanctions against Russia in exchange for easing its sanctions. By the way, over the past 20 years, Iran has made a phenomenal scientific and technological breakthrough, turning into a formidable owner of modern weapons, for which the West fears and respects Iran. Even the main Iranian enemy Israel admits that Iran has the highest technology with the production of unique types of weapons. So maybe this is the answer: why is Iran respected and feared in the West, unlike our country, which, apart from cardboard mock-ups for the victory parade, cannot imagine anything else?
    1. -6
      January 29 2023
      Quote: epicurean
      Russia did an excellent job of supporting sanctions against Iran to please the West. And now some childish grievances that Iran can support sanctions against Russia in exchange for easing its sanctions. By the way, over the past 20 years, Iran has made a phenomenal scientific and technological breakthrough, turning into a formidable owner of modern weapons, for which the West fears and respects Iran. Even the main Iranian enemy Israel admits that Iran has the highest technology with the production of unique types of weapons. So maybe this is the answer: why is Iran respected and feared in the West, unlike our country, which, apart from cardboard mock-ups for the victory parade, cannot imagine anything else?


      Iran? Copies old weapons from the USA, USSR, Korea, Britain. It is only a matter of will to roll out Iran, it will not do anything to the United States.
  10. +4
    January 28 2023
    Iran has a lot of problems with separatism - East Azerbaijan, Balochistan, etc. Therefore, in words they are against it, but in reality they help. And the words, as they say, "you won't get to the point."
  11. +1
    January 28 2023
    These are the "allies" Putin and Lavrov have - and there are no others left. Poor Molotov and Gromyko must be spinning in their graves with rage.
    1. +6
      January 28 2023
      Quote: vet
      These are the "allies" Putin and Lavrov have - and there are no others left. Poor Molotov and Gromyko must be spinning in their graves with rage.


      Let me not tell you how USSR-friendly Egypt, which was rebuilt by Soviet specialists and in which the USSR invested tens of billions of those dollars (now it's hundreds of yards of $$$), simply took and threw the USSR - going over to America ... And there was also Iraq . And there were other less significant ones, such as Lukashenka and Yanukovych, who tried to judge on two chairs. If America lifts sanctions from Venezuela tomorrow, then Maduro will rush into the pro-American camp. I mean, it's time to get rid of the concept that there are bosom friends in politics. There is no friendship in politics, everything is done solely for the sake of one's own interests.
      1. +6
        January 28 2023
        Maduro already, well, almost already))
        Oil went to Florida, Guido's powers are revoked. Of course, there will be no tearful handshakes, and Maduro himself will talk about the "big brother."
        By and large, it was already clear that the States would find an approach to Caracas. It was just a matter of time. For Maduro, oil supplies to the United States are a matter of survival, and for Washington it is an opportunity to pursue an energy policy. It didn’t work out, the States rolled back and agreed.
        1. +1
          January 28 2023
          Maduro will not rush anywhere, because all the oil belongs to Russia and China. And damn they let him go.
    2. Alf
      +2
      January 28 2023
      Quote: vet
      Poor Molotov and Gromyko must be spinning in their graves with rage.

      God forbid, they'll get out... It'll be bad for someone... It will be like a joke- And then, Nikitka, you're not only a plane, you'll overtake a rocket.
    3. 0
      January 30 2023
      Quote: vet
      Poor Molotov and Gromyko must be spinning in their graves with rage.

      Mmmm ... the same Molotov, under which the USSR was thrown out of the League of Nations and all sorts of embargoes were imposed on the country? And the USSR remained among the reliable trading partners of fascist Italy and Nazi Germany.
      Njet Molotoff, njet Molotoff,
      valehtelit enemmän kuin itse Bobrikoff.
  12. +3
    January 28 2023
    That's who it's stupid to be offended by, so it's the Iranians. They have done and are doing more than anyone we could count on. Our folk sidekick - recep - also does not recognize Crimea, so what? that doesn't stop him from kissing his gums every two weeks. By the way, the Persians don't like it very much. Another thing is that the fates of Iran and Russia are similar - and so far we are forced (or maybe it's love?) To support each other. I think the Persians understand that their fossils are the real cause of their problems. And Russia has nothing to do with it.
    That's who upsets, so it's Vučić... posing as a martyr. Allegedly, someone there is putting pressure on him, supposedly his strength is running out, Scholz calls several times every night and threatens.
  13. -1
    January 28 2023
    Lesha Chichkin is lying. I wonder if his mother still cuts his nails or his wife? lol
  14. -7
    January 29 2023
    Disappointed by the news. Very upset.
    It was believed that the Iranians were Warriors. And on checking they turned out to be hucksters. Sales.
    1. +2
      January 29 2023
      I remember when the West imposed sanctions against Iran, the Russian Federation also supported them (sanctions) ... And we refused to supply the S-300s already contracted by Iran ...
  15. +4
    January 29 2023
    What do we expect from Iran or other countries if we ourselves
    - 8 years did not recognize the independence of the DPR and LPR
    - tacitly contributed to or carried out Western sanctions against Iran and North Korea.
  16. -3
    January 29 2023
    This Iranian Foreign Ministry figure is not the first time he has spoken nasty things about us. Apparently, there is a pro-Western bloc in Iran as well.
  17. Eug
    +2
    January 29 2023
    Do not recognize? Does the Su-35 buy? Sharing UAV technologies? What more do you want? Doesn't participate in seemingly profitable joint projects? But after all, it participates in others ... in addition to sanctions from the United States and others like them, I would pay close attention to the behavior of Russia. representatives at the negotiations - maybe they promised something and forgot? This is the East, this does not work here ... Or Iran is not particularly interested in the Sweden-Finland direction - well, they do not see "their" (through their territory) transit in this direction ..
  18. +1
    January 29 2023
    Quote: Ivanov IV
    Disappointed by the news. Very upset.
    It was believed that the Iranians were Warriors. And on checking they turned out to be hucksters. Sales.

    There is such an expression "your shirt is closer to the body." So here Iran first of all thinks of itself. Just like China or Serbia.
  19. 0
    January 30 2023
    Iran has internal reasons - Balochistan, Kurds, Arabs, and Azerbaijanis - in that order, applicants for "biting off a piece of Iran" in free swimming.
    And actually, what will the recognition of Crimea and Donbass give Iran? We weigh, and honestly, in the place of the Iranian leadership, what will we do?
  20. 0
    January 30 2023
    It is absurd to hope only for one or two transit countries (moreover, two sub-sanctioned countries: the Russian Federation + Iran). A long time ago it was possible to establish a "safety" corridor through the Center. Asia + Pakistan. Iran is developing the West-East corridor for a reason to avoid sanctions against Russia
  21. 0
    January 30 2023
    This is a principled position and has nothing to do with sanctions. It is almost impossible to increase sanctions pressure on Iran. In Iran, China, Serbia and so on, they could easily recognize the pro-Russian government in Ukraine, which is waging a civil war with the illegal junta in Kyiv. But they cannot be expected to recognize the annexation of the territory by another state. And at the same time, Russia points out as an example of such an annexation of Kosovo and a referendum there? Then in the same way it is possible to organize a referendum on independence in Taiwan or in Iranian Azerbaijan and Kurdistan.
  22. 0
    January 31 2023
    We have been the best friends of the Persian for a long time. They sent them elsewhere. They supported all the sanctions, and then barryzhili them with oil. And now we want to have them as best friends. Hehe. fool
  23. -2
    January 31 2023
    Iran has a lot of territories, the population of which is not averse to breaking away from Iran and joining other states. For example, Azerbaijanis live in northern Iran. And then there are Kurds, Armenians, Arabs, etc. Iran does not want to give them a pretext for separatist movements.
  24. 0
    February 1 2023
    Generally speaking, few multinational states recognize what we "drank". Because this (apart from the correctness or incorrectness in our particular situation) is an extremely bad precedent for any multinational state, with minorities, part of the territories of compact residence of which are located in neighboring states. Or even, in principle, with some national minorities that some neighbors can "shake" and also embrace with "green men". Even purely hypothetically. Not a single state with a head would please such a prospect, and therefore they will also not be in a particular hurry with recognition. I emphasize that this applies specifically to multinational states.
    The question here is not "right or wrong", but that any NORMAL state in terrible nightmares, except perhaps, sees what happened to the USSR in 1991, when parts of the once unified whole blurred in all directions. And any recognition of such a fact "on the side" can be fraught with internal stability in difficult times for themselves.
  25. 0
    February 3 2023
    Quote: Alexey RA
    Mmmm ... the same Molotov, under which the USSR was thrown out of the League of Nations and all sorts of embargoes were imposed on the country? And the USSR remained among the reliable trading partners of fascist Italy and Nazi Germany.


    And then what happened to the League of Nations?
    Not for long. Another sharp turn in History and the USSR turned out to be very much needed by the "Western democracies". "All kinds of embargoes" were suddenly replaced by Lend-Lease.
  26. 0
    February 3 2023
    Quote: Ivanov IV
    Disappointed by the news. Very upset.
    It was believed that the Iranians were Warriors. And on checking they turned out to be hucksters.


    Warriors can't be hucksters? Everyone thinks about their own interests and there is nothing particularly harmful for us in non-recognition (no matter by whom) for us. We trade with Iran, including weapons, and we don’t need more from the Persians. In Syria, they are actually allies, but we don’t invite anyone to Ukraine, even Belarusians.
  27. -1
    February 6 2023
    Quote: Gardamir
    Federal Russia supported sanctions against Iran.

    Yes, it was.
    Remember.
    Luntik bowed to the Zionists and tore up the paid deal for the supply of C300 to Iran.
    What the Jews promised Medvedev, only Satan knows.
    Now, under Putin, Iran has received these complexes, but the sediment remains.
    And the Israelis "paid" us, the Russians, in the best way they could: they handed over 5, 000mm shells to the Benderites from the warehouses.
    They say that during the shipment of shells, Galkin, BI-2, Slepakov (deputy chairman of the Jewish Congress of the Russian Federation), and others were noted (volunteers).
  28. 0
    March 27 2023
    Quote: And Us Rat
    Peach, I understand that you have "evil yahuds" - the cause of all troubles, but you can't throw words out of a song.
    Here is the original in Farsi:
    https://www.iranintl.com/202301214785

    its amazing you who is a Zionist mention /www.iranintl.com which is a Saudi funded anti Iranian propaganda
    why don't you quote something from terrorist MEK in order to not make them feel left out from your list of your reliable source laughing

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