Expanding Armenia - Israel Relations: Implications for Iran’s Foreign Policy in the South Caucasus

Expanding Armenia - Israel Relations: Implications for Iran’s Foreign Policy in the South Caucasus

By Vali Kaleji: The Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst: Close bilateral ties between Iran and Armenia have been overshadowed by sudden expansion of Yerevan-Tel Aviv links. Tehran views Israel as a "third factor" playing a negative role in Iranian relations with its neighbors including Armenia, and threatening security and stability throughout the South Caucasus. Armenian officals mantain that the decision made by Yerevan was known to Tehran at the outset, and the ...