Azerbaijan, Baku, 30 April / corr Trend S.Agayeva / Azerbaijan and Iran have agreed to wait for Russia's answer on the passage of a cargo for the Iranian nuclear power station Busher, detained at the customs in the Azerbaijani-Iranian border on 29 March.
A relevant agreement was achieved in a meeting between Araz Azimov, Azerbaijani Deputy Foreign Minister, and Nasir Hamidi Zare, who was earlier invited to the Foreign Ministry to clarify the situation, Khazar Ibrahim, the spokesman for the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry stated.
"This is not a political, but a technical issue and it will be solved as soon as Azerbaijan receives a reply from Russia about its inquiry on the detained cargo," he said. The Iranian Ambassador was informed of Azerbaijan's position in this respect.
As of data, the cargo was detained due to the absence of a special permission for transit, to be issued by the Azerbaijan Government.
Recently, the United States called on Azerbaijan and Russia to regulate the issue. "The two countries should regulate the situation in accordance with the commitments set by all the UN Security Council resolutions, particularly, intended not to allow the transit delivery of those materials, which could potentially be used for any contradictory purposes," Sean McCormack, the spokesman for the US Department of State, told journalists.
Valentin Sobolev, acting Secretary of the Russian Security Council, visiting Tehran on an official visit, told journalists that as per the data possessed by Russia and Iran, no violations were made while transit of NSP equipment via Azerbaijani.
Iran considers that the problem of cargo detention, containing equipments for Busher NPS, in the Azerbaijani-Iranian border is linked with the customs and hopes for a rapid solution of this issue, the Iranian ambassador earlier told Trend .
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