Azerbaijani gov’t clarifies fate of Azerbaijani poets arrested in Iran
Azerbaijan, Baku, July 2 /Trend M.Aliyev/
The Azerbaijani authorities have taken all steps under the international law to clarify the fate of Azerbaijani poets, who were arrested in Iran, head of the department of social and political issues of the Azerbaijani Presidential Administration Ali Hasanov told reporters on Monday.
Hasanov noted that negotiations with the Iranian government are underway. The relevant bodies are studying the reasons for the arrest and the Iranian government's views on the future of Azerbaijani poets.
"We are taking all possible steps to clarify the reasons for the detention of these people in Iran, and their subsequent fate and activity," Hasanov said.
Two Azerbaijani citizens, Farid Huseyn and Shahriyar Hajizade, are missing in Iran since May 2.
Azerbaijan's Foreign Ministry earlier sent five notes to Iran's Foreign Ministry demanding clarification of the situation with the missing fellow citizens.
Last week, Iranian Foreign Ministry confirmed the arrest of two Azerbaijani citizens.
According to the Iranian Foreign Ministry's response to Azerbaijan's note, two Azerbaijani citizens are accused of attempting to commit a crime.