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Azerbaijan, Baku, Aug.11 / Trend /
Iranian ambassador to Azerbaijan Mohammad Bagher Bahrami was summoned to the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry on Aug.11 due to unreasonable statements made by the Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Seyyed Hassan Firouzabadi toward the Azerbaijani leadership and people posted on Iranian Fars news agency's issue dated Aug.10, 2011, Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry said. Receiving Bahrami Azerbaijani Deputy Foreign Minister Nadir Huseynov delivered the Azerbaijani side's protest note to him.
The Foreign Ministry's note expresses strong protest against Iranian official's irresponsible slanders and notes that publication of statements on the Iranian press against the Azerbaijani people and government, which are contrary to Azerbaijan's national interests and security and distort domestic and foreign policy, contradicts the existing friendly relations between the two countries and their mutual obligations.
Azerbaijan's Foreign Ministry demanded the Iranian side to prevent further spread of such slanders, take the necessary steps so shat such a situation was not repeated any more, and demanded an explanation on the matter.