Azerbaijani FM surprise at Iran's statement: minister

Politics Materials 3 June 2009 13:20 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, June 3 / Trend , U.Sadikhova/

Iran's statement on necessity to close the Israeli Embassy in Azerbaijan causes surprise, Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov said on June 3.

"Iran receives Armenian officials at the highest level and Azerbaijan does not discuss these issues," Mammadyarov said.

Official Tehran stated that Ashgabat and Baku must close the Israeli embassies in their countries and Israeli President Shimon Peres's scheduled visit to Baku is disrespect for the Islamic world.

The Israeli president will visit Azerbaijan in late June.

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