I hope during the talks Washington Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev will be able to explain the American on the necessity of thinking of the position in respect to Iran, the Iranian Defense Minister, Mostafa Muhammad Najjar, stated after the meeting with Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov in Baku on 20 April.
Iran has never sought mediators in the relationships with the United States. The Azerbaijani President will touch upon large scope of issues, including these of regional character. However, so far we [Iran] has never sought mediation services, Najjar underlined.
Washington has been making pressures on Tehran for 27 years, whilst the statements by US officials do not frighten Iran. We are ready to defeat any threat, the Iranian Defense Minister underscored.
Azerbaijan is Irans friendly neighbor and Tehran is interested in the development relationship with Baku, the Iranian Ministers stressed.