Foreign Ministry: Charges of spying against two Azerbaijani citizens detained in Iran is unfounded
Azerbaijan, Baku, July 4 / Trend, S.Agayeva /
Iranian media which has reported charges of spying against two accused Azerbaijani citizens who were detained in Iran, are unfounded, Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry spokesman Elman Abdullayev believes.
"Azerbaijan's Foreign Ministry persists in its efforts to hold a meeting with its citizens detained in Iran. Such type of information disseminated by Iranian media outlets is aimed at misleading the community and is unfounded," Abdullayev told Trend commenting on several Iranian media reports about accusations of spying made against the two Azerbaijani citizens Farid Huseyn and Shahriyar Hajizade.
Abdullayev said the Iranian Foreign Ministry told the Azerbaijani Embassy in that country that the only information received from the country's Foreign Ministry can be considered official.
Two Azerbaijani citizens, Farid Huseyn and Shahriyar Hajizade, have been missing in Iran since May 2.
Azerbaijan's Foreign Ministry has sent five notes to Iran's Foreign Ministry demanding clarification of the situation with the two missing men.
The Iranian Foreign Ministry confirmed the arrest of two Azerbaijani citizens. According to its response to Azerbaijan's note, two Azerbaijani citizens are accused of attempting to commit a crime.