Azerbaijan, which borders both Russia and Iran, chooses to increase its public alliance with Israel as Moscow and Tehran are strengthening ties

Azerbaijan opens Tel Aviv embassy, Israel seeks tighter anti-Iran ties
Tovah Lazaroff
March 29, 2023

Azerbaijan became the first Shia Muslim country to open an embassy in Israel on Wednesday, as the Jewish state looks to tighten military ties between the two countries against Iran. “Israel and Azerbaijan share the same perception of the Iranian threats,” Foreign Minister Eli Cohen told his Azerbaijani counterpart Jeyhun Bayramov when they met in his Jerusalem office, hours before the embassy’s opening reception…Azerbaijan and Israel have a strong history of military cooperation, the country is considered a possible landing site for IDF aircraft in any potential military strike against Iranian nuclear facilities. READ MORE

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