Azerbaijan’s Foreign Ministry responds to Iranian FM’s spokesperson

Azerbaijan’s Foreign Ministry responds to Iranian FM’s spokesperson

Baku, March 31, AZERTAC

"We recommend Nasser Kanaani, Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Iran, who referred in his allegations dated March 31 to the press briefing of Jeyhun Bayramov on the sidelines of his visit to the State of Israel, to listen carefully to the statements made by Minister Jeyhun Bayramov,” said head of the Press Service Department of Azerbaijan's Foreign Ministry Aykhan Hajizada as he commented on the allegations made by Nasser Kanaani, Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Iran dated March 31.

“During the press briefing with Foreign Minister of Israel, Azerbaijan’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Jeyhun Bayramov has not displayed any standpoint against Iran. In this regard, we consider this statement made by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Iran as another anti-Azerbaijani step.

We state that Azerbaijan has never allowed the use of its territory against third countries.

On the contrary, recently, threats have been voiced and provocations were conducted against Azerbaijan from the territory of Iran. Examples include holding of military exercises by Iran along the borders of Azerbaijan, conducting of military flights over the border, issuing of anti-Azerbaijani statements by Iranian officials, filming, which involve even children and are conducted near the Khudafarin Bridge, and subsequent demonstration of threatening videos against Azerbaijan by Iranian security services such as IRGC, the terrorist attack against the Embassy of Azerbaijan to Iran, and the initial investigation of the terrorist attack against the member of the Milli Majlis Fazil Mustafa leading to Iran.

Today, the brotherhood of Iran and Armenia remains a threat to the entire region. Over the past 30 years, Iran has, in fact, with its tacit consent, turned a blind eye to Armenia's occupation of Azerbaijani territories over the past 30 years. It is well known that Iran ignored the occupation of Karabakh and East Zangazur and the plundering of these territories, the sale of stones demolished from houses in these territories in Iranian markets, the destruction and desecration of 65 of the existing 67 mosques.

Against the backdrop of the abovementioned, we strongly condemn the statement of Nasser Kanaani, Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Iran. This statement is the next step toward the crisis in the relations between Azerbaijan and Iran.

These threats of Iran will never intimidate Azerbaijan. Despite the military support sent from Iranian territory to Armenia, the Armed Forces of Azerbaijan destroyed the occupying Armed Forces of Armenia in 2020. In the future, any aggression and provocation against Azerbaijan will be resolutely prevented,” Hajizada added.

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