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Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 1
Iran's embassy in Azerbaijan has stressed its non-involvement in Nardaran's events, the embassy said Dec. 1.
"Iran has never pursued the aim to interfere in Azerbaijan's internal affairs," the statement said. "Iran has played no role in Nardaran events. Iran has always wanted stability and tranquility in the friendly countries. The country is principally against solving the problems by using violence. There is no doubt that if the Azerbaijani official bodies present any evidence about Iran's interference in the country's internal affairs, this issue will be investigated."
On Nov. 26 four members of a criminal group, operating under the guise of religion, were killed during a police operation in Nardaran.
Two police officers were also killed in the standoff.
Fourteen members of the criminal group were arrested along with the group's ringleader Tale Baghirov.