Azerbaijani and Armenian delegations dispute at int'l exhibition in Tehran
Iran, Tehran, Oct. 26 / Trend T. Jafarov /
A scandal occurred between Azerbaijani and Armenian media delegations at XVII festival and exhibition of the international press and news agencies in Tehran.
The scandal occurred because members of the Armenian delegation placed a photo of the historical monument of Nagorno-Karabakh, presented as a symbol of Artsakh, a flag and a map of the self-proclaimed "Nagorno-Karabakh Republic" on the stand.
Despite the Azerbaijani delegation's calls for Armenian journalists to stop tyranny, Armenians refused from complying with the request. As a result, members of the Azerbaijani delegation informed organizers about this.
Armenian journalists urged that the organizers of the exhibition themselves placed the photo with a historical monument to the stand.
According to the Armenian delegates, they thought that one can attach a map and a flag of the self-proclaimed "nation" close to the photo.
In turn, the organizers of the exhibition said that the photo was handed to them by an Armenian delegation in the process of preparation for the event and immediately gave instructions to remove the photos which caused a scandal.
The organizers apologized to the Azerbaijani delegation and promised that such misunderstandings would not occur again.
During the dispute one of Azerbaijani journalists took out a map of Nagorno-Karabakh from the Armenian stand.
About 175 media outlets from 55 countries and 250 guests are attending the festival in Tehran. The festival began on October 25. It will run for 10 days. Trend Agency is also participating in the festival.