Azerbaijan, Baku, November 13/ Trend , corr I. Alizade, T. Jafarov/ Members of the Azerbaijani parliament say the statements made in the Iranian parliament against Azerbaijan are groundless.
"The statements made in the Iranian parliament to deliver a note to Azerbaijan are another way of pressure by official Tehran," Panah Husein, member of opposition MP group said to Trend .
Members of the Iranian parliament demanded in the last parliamentary meeting to express protest against official Baku as it allegedly treats Iranians badly, Farsnews agency reported. As many as 7 members of the Iranian parliament asked foreign minister of Iran to deliver note of protest to official Baku on November 12. They say there is disrespect towards Iranian citizens in Azerbaijan. This demand was made by MPs from Urmiyya Javad Jahangirzade, Nadir Gazipur, by Mahhammadrza Mirtajjadini from Tabriz, Mahammad Ibrahim Nikunam from Gulpaygun, Jalal Yahyazade from Tafet, Arsilan Fathipur from Kalibar and Ahad Khayyiri from Bostanabad.
Husein said the foreign citizens working and living in Azerbaijan are not put on pressure.
"Though unofficially, Iranian citizens living and working in Azerbaijan have been granted some privileges since 1990. The government has probably canceled these privileges, therefore, Iran wants to put pressure on Azerbaijan," Husein said.
Fazail Agamali, chief of opposition Ana Vatan Party described discussions in the Iranian parliament as nonsense. He said foreign citizens in Azerbaijan can independently live, act and work in Azerbaijan.
"It would be better for Iranian parliament to respond to the accusation about Azerbaijanis living in Iran being denied education in their language rather than to hold such discussions," he said.
Chief of oppositional Umid Party Igbal Agazade said to Trend that Iranian parliament would better to take steps to ensure rights of 30 million Azerbaijanis in Iran rather than speaking of violations of rights of 2,000 Iranians living in Azerbaijan.
According to unofficial reports, there are about 35 million Azerbaijanis in Iran.
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