ArmInfo.Apparently, everyone was unhappy with the results of the 44-day war. Iranianist Vardan Voskanyan expressed this opinion to ArmInfo.
"Despite the euphoria reigning in Baku, it is obvious that not having acquired all of Artsakh, Aliyev was not satisfied. Turkey has definitely not achieved its goals. Given the emergence of new risks and challenges for itself, Iran is unhappy. And I don't think Russia is so happy. For Moscow, it was much preferable to deploy peacekeepers around the entire perimeter of the former NKAO, which would significantly increase the power of Russian leverage in Baku, "he said.
Taking into account the unresolved issue of the most important issue - the issue of the status of Artsakh, Voskanyan predicts Turkish-Azerbaijani provocations against the Russian peacekeepers in the coming years. The latter may create an opportunity for Armenia to improve its own positions weakened by the 44- day war.
The Iranian noted the changes in the perception of the Artsakh problem in the eyes of Tehran as a very important circumstance. He noted that earlier the Iranians did not attach serious importance to this, considering the Artsakh conflict solely as one of the conflicts along the perimeter of their own borders. Nevertheless, in the current situation it has already become clear that the Artsakh problem and the consequences emanating from it may have a very important character for Iran.
According to Voskanyan's estimates, with the arrival of this awareness in Tehran, it is necessary to expect more Iranian attention, in particular, to cooperation in the Artsakh issue with Russia. Noting with regret the fact of a noticeable loss of subjectivity and role of Armenia in the new geopolitical situation, he assumed that the possibilities of involving Armenia as an important platform for the alliance between Russia and Iran have not been lost. In parallel, according to his estimates, it is necessary to work towards the creation of the Tehran-Yerevan-Moscow axis with the ultimate goal of curbing Turkish ambitions and inclinations in the region.
"The presence of numerous problems in Russian-Turkish relations is obvious today. It is also obvious that today Moscow does not want to go into a direct confrontation with Ankara, preferring to limit itself to actions that can ensure Russian interests in the region. Nevertheless, given the desire of Erdogan's Turkey to realize its own interests, the situation may change, since the interests of Turkey obviously clash with the interests of Russia and Iran, "the Iranian scholar concluded.