German FM’s visit to South Caucasus aimed at testing waters in case of Iran war?

German FM’s visit to South Caucasus aimed at testing waters in case of Iran war?

PanARMENIAN.Net - True goal of the German Foreign Minster Guido Westerwelle’s tour over the South Caucasus was to disclose the local country’s attitude towards the Iran issue, according to German expert Alexander Rahr.

“German Minsiter’s visit pursued the goal to disclose the region’s attitude to the Iran problem, as well as possible political scenarios in Azerbaijan in case the West launches anti-Iranian military operations, and whether NATO bases will be open in the South Caucasus, including Azerbaijan,” the expert told Interfax-Azerbaijan.

According to Mr. Rahr, Germany bears special responsibility on the Iran issue.

“Germany as a non-permanent member of UN Security Council has a special responsibility regarding the issue. In this context, the UN may take highly crucial decisions necessitating an urgent action regarding the hostilities against Iran or tightening sanctions. I deem German FM’s visit to Azerbaijan absolutely conceivable. One must test the waters to disclose standpoint of Iran’s neighbors,” the political analyst said.

German Foreign Minister noted that Germany will continue backing the sanctions against Iran until the nuclear issue gets settled. As Guido Westerwelle told a press conference in Yerevan, the Islamic Republic can force itself out of the isolation and achieve lifting of sanctions by resuming negotiations and cooperating both with international community, particularly the IAEA. The Minister noted that Germany stands against Iran’s use of nuclear energy for military purposes and will further pursue sanctions policy through cooperation with the rest of the EU partners until Iran abandons its nuclear program.

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