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Iran seeking to strengthen its position in the South Caucasus

By Messenger Staff
Monday, April 12
Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki has offered the conflicting sides a plan to resolve the Karabakh problem. Iran is pursuing its own interests by sponsoring peace in the region, using Moscow and Washington rivalry in the South Caucasus to try and achieve its own dominance. It is likely that Iran wants to become a regional superpower, and if its plan to resolve the Karabakh problem becomes viable Iranís influence will increase further.

Apart from Moscow and Washington Iran has another historic rival, Turkey, which also wants to play an important role in the region. In the complicated game of the South Caucasus there are multiple players and interests and Iranís position, which is mainly supporting the territorial integrity of South Caucasus states, is quite attractive for Azerbaijan and of course Georgia.