Azerbaijan, Baku, June 9 / Trend , A. Huseynbala/
Azerbaijani member of parliament protests against statements by Iranian officials condemning Israeli president's upcoming visit to Azerbaijan.
"Iran has no right to teach Islamic solidarity lesson to Azerbaijan. Because Azerbaijan has done its utmost for Islamic solidarity. But Azerbaijani people will never Iran's stance when our lands were occupied by Armenia," member of parliament Ganira Pashayeva said at a parliamentary meeting.
Iranian officials have made statements condemning Israeli President Shimon Peres' visit to Azerbaijan to take place in late June.
She said Iranian media seeks to downgrade Azerbaijan. So, Azerbaijani parliament must provide a serious feedback to this issue.
Pashayeva said Azerbaijan respects internal affairs of other states including neighbors.
"Of course, neighbors must respect Azerbaijan's internal affairs, with what countries it builds relations and invitation to which heads of government to visit country," she said.
She said Iran which advocates Islam solidarity, has not closed borders with Armenia and Iranian officials make frequent trips to the enemy country. "Iran seeks to eliminate Armenia's blockade by providing economic assistance to it. We are very sorry about it. Therefore, Iranian officials have no right to interfere with Azerbaijan's internal affairs," Pashayeva said.
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