Iran is strengthening its military presence on its northern border, continuing to accumulate large numbers of people and various weapons. All this suggests that Iran, if necessary, is going to solve not only defense but also offensive problems, crossing the Araks.
The commander of Iran’s ground forces, General Heydari, said yesterday that the Islamic State would not tolerate changes in regional geopolitical boundaries and geography.
What does this mean, what is, according to Iran, intolerable? Iran has expressed concern about terrorists, which, of course, change geopolitics in the region, rather than just the war against Artsakh.
There is no doubt that this shift has its place in the Turkish strategy of terrorism in the Caucasus. The whole question is when Ankara will give that order. The build-up of offensive forces on Iran’s northern border indicates that Tehran considers the threat possible.
It is noteworthy that Tehran is deploying large amounts of weapons and offensive potential on the northern border not during the fierce fighting there, but after the Turkish-terrorist forces have made considerable progress.
It is also noteworthy that Tehran launched its strike force in parallel with introducing its diplomatic initiative to regional players.