The process of supporting anti-Iranian separatist groups will end to the detriment of Baku, Chairman of Iran’s Majlis Committee on National Security and Foreign Policy Alaeddin Boroujerdi was quoted as saying by Arannews.ir.
Referring to the recent forum of the anti-Iranian South Azerbaijan National Liberation Movement in Baku, the senior Iranian lawmaker said, in part, “If an issue of joining territories emerges, first of all, the territory separated from Iran should be returned to its place, that is, Azerbaijan should unite with its historical homeland – Iran.”
Earlier, the Iranian Supreme Leader’s representative at Kayhan Hossein Shariatmadari urged the Iranian authorities to propose the Republic of Azerbaijan government hold a referendum on joining the Republic of Azerbaijan with the Iranian Azerbaijan (Iranian provinces of East Azerbaijan and West Azerbaijan).
Vice Chairman of Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee Mansour Haghighat-Pour said for his part that “a forum will be held in the near future to discuss Caucasus issues, and issues related to joining a number of Azerbaijani cities – including Baku – with Iran will be discussed at the forum in view of the fact that the residents of these cities are inclined to unite with our country.”
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