War with Iran woud bring uncertainty to the Caucasus
Author: By Zaza Jgharkava
Many Western politicians and experts believe that it is impossible to resolve the nuclear stand-off with Iran without embarking on a land operation. Failed terrorist attempts in Tbilisi and Baku confirm these presumptions. In this context, many feel that to maintain a friendship with the United States and Israel, the costs to Tbilisi and Baku will be too high.
Zerkalo, a newspaper issued in Baku, directly writes about the threats that Azerbaijan and Georgia may face in the case a military operation launched against Iran. The publication notes that in this scenario, Iran will attempt to damage the strategic interests of the West in the region.
According to Zerkalo, Turkey and Israel are protected well with anti-air systems. “In terms of security, Azerbaijan and Georgia are the weak chains in the region. Strategic objects important for the West are located on their territory,” the article explains. There is also talk of oil and gas pipelines. “Neither Azerbaijan, nor Georgia have the ability to prevent such attacks.”
The talk of possible war has become particularly acute after the failed terrorist attempts at the Israeli Embassy in Tbilisi on February 13; and after Azerbaijan’s security personnel foiled an attempt at killing the Ambassador of Israel, the local Rabi and other prominent Jews residing in Baku in the end of January.