Iran is a regional country, regional leader and we suppose that the resolution of the issue on Iran through diplomatic way has not exhausted yet, Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov, has recently told journalists in Moscow. Any country has a right for peaceable development of nuclear energy under the control of MAGATE, the minister underlined.
Concerning the possible discussion of the issue on Iran during the Azerbaijani President official visit to the United States, Mammadyarov said that it can be sounded in the context of regional policy. We do not have problem with the neighboring Iran. We have common border and we use it as an only route for cargo delivery to Nakhchican [Azerbaijans enclave], which was isolated from Azerbaijan as a result of a conflict with Armenia. Iran is our nearest neighbor and many economic and cultural ties, history and religion, and many Azerbaijanis reside there, he underscored.