Baku, September 20, AZERTAC
“Iran has always been supporting Azerbaijan’s territorial integrity. We are against the alteration of state borders,” said the outgoing Iranian ambassador Mohsen Pak Ayeen at a press conference in Baku.
The ambassador commented on the outfit of an Armenian sportsman, which reflected the flag of the puppet Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, at a tournament in Tehran. He said this action was supposed to harm bilateral relations between Azerbaijan and Iran.
“We immediately gave reaction to this. We made a statement declaring that Iran is against using sports for political aims. The organizing committee received a serious warning and Armenian sportsmen will be passing special serious control prior to tournaments. We do not recognize the puppet Nagorno-Karabakh Republic regime.”
Pak Ayeen noted that during his diplomatic tenure Iran and Azerbaijan signed nearly 50 documents. He expressed his confidence that the bilateral relations would continue strengthening.
The ambassador also revealed plans to write a book on his memories about Azerbaijan.