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Iran-Azerbaijan tensions mount as Baku engages with Israel

The story: Tensions between Azerbaijan and Iran are worsening amid signs of closer collaboration between Azerbaijan and Israel. The Israeli foreign minister’s talk of an agreement on a “united front against Iran” with his visiting Azerbaijani counterpart has prompted Tehran to demand an explanation from Baku.

The mounting tension also comes in the wake of the attempted assassination of an Azerbaijani lawmaker known for his critical view of the Islamic Republic. Local media have linked the incident to Iran.

The coverage: Israeli Foreign Minister Eli Cohen told reporters in Jerusalem on Mar. 29 that he had “agreed” with…

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