0244 GMT May 21, 2022
Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said Iran and Azerbaijan settled recent differences thanks to the wisdom of the officials of the two countries.
Concurrent with the emergence of differences and misunderstandings between the two countries, the parties that don’t like good relations between the two neighbors became active, Amir-Abdollahian told his Azerbaijani counterpart Jeyhun Bayramov in a phone call on Saturday.
However, the differences were resolved with the prudence of the two countries’ leaders, he added, according to Iranian Foreign Ministry’s official website.
Now, Tehran and Baku can further expand their bilateral cooperation, he added.
The Azerbaijani foreign minister, for his part, said that the two countries should not allow others to exploit the misunderstandings between the two neighbors, stressing that the differences should be settled in a friendly and brotherly atmosphere.
On Thursday, Iran’s foreign minister said Iran and Azerbaijan enjoy the necessary will to overcome obstacles on the path of friendly relations.
“Positive neighborly relations continue between Tehran and Baku,” Amir-Abdollahian said.
“There might be some differences [in the two countries’ viewpoints] with regard to certain issues, but the important point is that both sides possess serious determination to overcome the obstacles,” Iran’s top diplomat said.
In recent days, the two countries’ officials have been trying to resolve tensions created between the two countries following certain provocations by the Israeli regime near Iran’s borders with Azerbaijan.
The Iranian Army’s Ground Forces recently held military exercises codenamed Fatehan-e Khaybar (Conquerors of Khaybar) in the northwestern part of the country.
Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev criticized Iran’s exercises. Tehran hit back by saying that holding drills is part of the national sovereignty, warning that Israel’s anti-Iran activities in neighboring countries will not be tolerated.