Rusland og Iran træder ind for at redde det der kan reddes for armenierne i øjeblikket. Armenierne har måske lært lektionen om ikke at vælge en pro-vestlig regering næste gang. Iranerne har nogle divisioner klar ved grænsen skulle Azerbaijan skabe problemer
According to reports, Aeronautics Defense Systems representatives were in Azerbaijan - a country which has recently purchased close to $5 billion worth of military hardware from Israel - in order to close a contract for the firm's latest advanced drone. The Orbiter 1k drone is capable of delivering 1-2 kilograms worth of explosives contained in its fuselage if flown directly into a target as the latest in a series of "suicide drones" produced and marketed by the Israeli firm. Azerbaijan government officials reportedly requested that the Israeli drone operators provide a live demo by deploying an armed Orbiter 1k against a military position of the Armenian army. When the drone operators refused, company management took over and deployed the aircraft. The Israeli daily Haaretz presents an account of the incident as follows:
The two Israeli operators of the craft refused to hit the Armenian position, and after remaining firm in their refusal even after threats directed against them, senior representatives of the company armed and operated the unmanned aircraft themselves. Ultimately the drones are said to have missed their targets, and no damage was caused, but according to the complaint, one of them struck at a distance of about 100 meters (330 feet) from the position.