State committee chairman: Azerbaijan can not interfere in Iran's internal affairs
Azerbaijan, Baku, July 6 /Trend, T.Hajiyev/
Chairman of Azerbaijan's State Committee for Diaspora recommended NGOs and the media outlets to pay more attention to the problems of South Azerbaijanis.
Answering journalists' questions, the Chairman of the State Committee Nazim Ibrahimov replied that Azerbaijan can not interfere in the internal affairs of Iran.
"Iran is a fraternal and friendly country for us. But NGOs are free in their statements and actions. I think that the NGOs and press should pay more attention to the problems of South Azerbaijanis," said Ibrahimov.
According to him, the State Committee works closely with immigrants from South Azerbaijan living in different countries worldwide, and observes their activities.
The co-chairman of the World Azerbaijanis Congress (WAC), MP Sabir Rustamkhanli, said in his speech at III Congress of World Azerbaijanis that the rights of 35 million Azerbaijanis living in Iran are violated every day.
Having said that Azerbaijanis are unable to name their children in their native language, the MP sharply criticized the policies of the Iranian government with regards to the Azerbaijanis living there.