APA, Azerbaijan
Aug 24 2012

Deputy FM of Iran: Iran recognizes Armenia as aggressor

[ 25 Aug 2012 00:16 ]

Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov has paid particular
attention to the arrest of Azerbaijani poets in Iran and expressed
concern about the population and the Azerbaijani leadership on this

Baku-APA. Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov received the
delegation headed by Deputy Foreign Minister of Iran for Asia and the
Pacific Said Abbas Arakchi, APA reports referring the press service of
the Foreign Ministry.

The meeting discussed issues related to bilateral cooperation, the
situation in the region, the upcoming summit in Tehran Non-Aligned

E.Mammadyarov stressed the importance of further development of
relations between Azerbaijan and Iran. He also noted the negative
impact on the region's continued occupation of Azerbaijani lands.

According to the minister is necessary for international organizations
to put pressure on Armenia to the fact that the country rejected the
policy of aggression.

He noted the importance of respect by all countries including Armenia
to the UN adopted decisions.

Mammadyarov also expressed concern about the population and the
leadership of Azerbaijan in connection with the arrest of Iran's
Azerbaijani writers. He looked forward to a positive resolution of
this issue.

In turn Arakchi Said Abbas said that Iran attaches great importance to
relations with Azerbaijan and respects the independence, sovereignty
and territorial integrity of the country.

On the same day with Saeed Abbas Arakchi met Deputy Foreign Minister
Khalaf Khalafov. At the meeting they discussed the prospects of
expanding cooperation between Azerbaijan and Iran
Khalafov noted that the Azerbaijani-Iranian relations is a fundamental
principle of mutual respect, not interference in internal affairs and
support for territorial integrity. He stressed that the Armenian
aggression against Azerbaijan is a major obstacle to the development
of the entire region.

Saeed Abbas Arakchi of Azerbaijani side expressed gratitude for the
humanitarian assistance provided to victims of the earthquake in Iran.

He also expressed Iran's interest in developing cooperation with
Azerbaijan and noted that Iran supports the territorial integrity of
Azerbaijan and recognizes Armenia as an aggressor.