|Would Israeli Planes Strike Iran From Azerbaijani Territory?|
The Israeli-Azerbaijan relationship - tacit as it is - makes a lot of sense for both parties. From the perspective of the Azeris, having the support of a powerful friend like Israel who provides it with weapons and support is excellent protection in a rough neighborhood. For Israel, Azerbaijan shares a long border with Iran and is an ideal listening and intelligence gathering post.
There was now an article that just came out on the Global Post speculating to what extent the Azeris may allow the Israeli military to attack Iran from its' territory. According to the article:
But the idea of serious cooperation with Israel places these criss-crossing tensions on another, far more serious level. Such a tacit alliance, if it indeed exists, poses a significant threat to Iran's clerical regime. Azerbaijan provides a valuable intelligence listening post for Israeli agents along the Islamic Republic's northern border.Here is the full Global Post article on the Israel-Azerbaijan relationship.
|Iran and Azerbaijan Share a Long Border|