Parliament strongly condemns Iran's note to Azerbaijan

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Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb. 14 / Trend M.Aliyev /

On Tuesday, at a meeting of the Azerbaijani Parliament, MPs expressed their response to the note from Iran sent to Azerbaijan a few days ago.MP Ganira Pashayeva said Azerbaijan didn't feel Iran's support even in the most difficult of times.

"Iran has always supported Armenia. If in due time Iran closed its borders with Armenia it is likely the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict would be settled. However Iran supports Armenia and has extensive economic ties," she said.

She also noted Seher channel was created in Iran which shows programmes of a provocative nature against Azerbaijan and believes the Iranian government supports this TV channel.

"We urge the Iranian officials to open their eyes and not to turn its normal neighbour Azerbaijan, into an enemy," Ms Pashayeva said.

MP Zahid Oruj said Azerbaijan has never participated in anti-Iranian blocks but Iran's current behaviour pushes Azerbaijan towards it. Parliamentary chairman Oqtay Asadov noted there are a lot of forces in Iran who threaten Azerbaijan.

"If we seek the roots of this we will once come to some structures. Iran is a neighbour of Azerbaijan. We should try to make relations between the two countries good. I agree that Iran's diplomacy has made some mistakes and speeches against Azerbaijan have been made in the Iranian parliament . Even the question of the cancellation of the Turkmenchay treaty was raised. We must do everything to prevent these questions deepening," he said.

The chairman said the Azerbaijani president has repeatedly said no to any foreign state taking measures against any neighbouring country using Azerbaijan's territory.

"Forces aimed against Azerbaijan, such as Seher TV channel and others will get a response," he said.

Deputy Chairman of the parliament Bahar Muradova noted Azerbaijan pursues a good-neighbourliness policy in issues related to Iran. "But finally we faced sharp notes. Adequate attitude should be expressed to the process taking place currently in the region and the world," she said.

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