Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 18
By Elchin Mehdiyev - Trend:
The U.S. embassy in Azerbaijan has issued a statement answering the recent media reports, which alleged that Azerbaijani journalist Khadija Ismayilova was preparing a report for U.S. intelligence.
"Recent media reports alleging that two U.S. Senate staffers visited Azerbaijan for intelligence purposes are absurd," the embassy said. "As we said last week, congressional staff delegations routinely visit Azerbaijan to meet with embassy staff, Azerbaijani officials, and civil society representatives. They do so to better inform our government's legislative efforts regarding Azerbaijan and the rest of the region".
It should be noted that recently there have been reports saying that the journalist Khadija Ismayilova had been preparing a report for the U.S. intelligence.
The report says that several oppositional politicians, journalists and public activists are allegedly controlled by the government.
Translated by E.A.
Edited by C.N.