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Iran calls for Azerbaijan’s explanation on ‘strategic partnership’ with Israel

Tehran has roundly condemned remarks by Israeli foreign minister Eli Cohen regarding an agreement with Azerbaijan to establish a united front against Iran.

The Israeli minister made the remarks in a meeting with visiting Azeri counterpart Jeyhun Bayramov on Wednesday prior to the inauguration of Azerbaijan‘s embassy in Tel Aviv.

The move is “another proof of hostile objectives of the Zionist regime to turn the soil of the Republic of Azerbaijan to a source of threat against the national security of the Islamic Republic of Iran,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Nasser Kana’ani said on Friday.

Referring to Bayramov’s statements on the same day about a “strategic partnership” with Israel, Kana’ani said the remarks implicitly confirm the anti-Iranian stance of the two parties’ cooperation and called on Azeri officials to provide an explanations about the issue.

Pointing to the “unbreakable” historic and religious bonds between the people of Iran and Azerbaijan, the spokesman said Tehran has always tried to foil the plots of ill-wishers that want to create division between the two neighboring countries

By Press TV