On October 6, the Iranian state news outlet Press TV published a story on a meeting in Moscow between Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian and his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov. The Iranian minister accused Israel of attempting to make geopolitical changes in the South Caucasus region.
“The Islamic Republic of Iran is deeply concerned by Israel’s presence in the Caucasus,” Amir-Abdollahian was quoted as saying.
According to Press TV, he said that Tehran “will not accept a map change in the region.”
Amir-Abdollahian reportedly asked the Russians to be “sensitive” to “any potential changes to borders” in the region, and accused “the Zionist regime” of unspecified “moves” to threaten peace and stability in the region, Press TV reported.
Those comments are misleading. If anyone is changing maps in the region, it is Iran’s partner Russia.