Tuesday, April 25, 2006

US Special Services Use Azerbaijani Territory Against Iran?

REGNUM News Agency:
Reconnaissance units are acting in Azerbaijan, their activity is aimed against the Islamic Republic of Iran,” Secretary of Iranian Supreme National Security Council Ali Larijani has said in an interview to Egyptian Al Ahram newspaper, reports APA news agency. Larijani noted that US special services use Azerbaijani and Turkmen territories against Iran. According to him, in case a military operation is launched, Iran can strike in response the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline and oil facilities in Azerbaijan. READ MORE

Commenting on the statement, Head of Azerbaijani press and information policy department at the foreign ministry Tair Tagizade asked not to take the words seriously. According to him, Azerbaijan and Iran live in peaceful neighborly relations: “Such statements are aimed at breaching bilateral relations between the countries and aggravate the situation.” Opinion of the Center for Public Relations of the National Security Ministry has not been available by the time of publication.