Russian Sale of Iskander Missiles to Armenia Worries Baku

The Iskander missile demonstrated at the 25th Independence Day anniversary on September 21, 2016 (Photo: Photolure)
The Iskander missile demonstrated at the 25th Independence Day anniversary on September 21, 2016 (Photo: Photolure)

The Iskander missile demonstrated at the 25th Independence Day anniversary on September 21, 2016 (Photo: Photolure)

TBILISI, Georgia (ArmRadio)—Azerbaijan is worried by the sale of Russian Iskander missile systems to Armenia and the provision of other armaments free of charge or at domestic prices.

Representatives of Azerbaijan raised the issue at NATO Parliamentary Assembly session in Tbilisi, Head of the Armenian delegation Koryun Nahapetyan told reporters on Thursday.

“We made it clear that Armenia is just restoring the balance of power in the region, and this is what the purchase of Iskander systems is aimed at,” he said.

“Baku forgets the millions it spends on the modernization of its arsenal and the fact that Azerbaijan retains a leading role in the world with the level of militarization,” the lawmaker stated.

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  1. Edward Demiraiakian said:

    Great. This is the strategy that the US used to bring the Former Soviet Union to its knees. The US just forced the Soviets spend so much that it broke them. Everytime the soviets came up with a new expensive weapons system, the US would find some cheap solutiin to render it obsolete. Azerbaijan is spending its limited oil treasure on weapon systems that are obsolete about the time they are deliverred. Let them spend their last “kurush” on weapons, and we’ll find a way to eliminate them. In about a decade, when the Azery people have had enough, Azerbaijan will fall apart, and then we’ll divide Azerbaijan into it’s ethnic regions, recovering all our historic lands.

  2. A.Napetian said:

    Only military strength may discourage even tame the Barbarian, Hayrenik must survive the hard way, the expensive way but the most effective way when landlocked between Barbarians. Amen

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