Hamed Kazemzadeh

JCPOA and Iran-Azerbaijan Economic Ties

Introduction Azerbaijan plays a central and decisive role in Iran’s regional policies in the Caucasus, and relations are shaped by a range of different factors including geographical and geopolitical proximity, ethnic and religious commonalities, economic ties, Azeri-speaking communities in Iran, energy resources, and competition between the two countries over energy transit routes. Iran perceives Azerbaijan as a mostly Shia Muslim neighboring country with shared heritage....