Tehran (IP) - In a telephone conversation with his Azerbaijani counterpart, Iran's Foreign Minister while expressing dissatisfaction with some unrealistic statements made in recent days. emphasized respecting the sovereignty and territorial integrity of countries and not interfering in their internal affairs as a fundamental principle.

Iran PressIran News: In recent weeks, relations between the Republic of Azerbaijan and Iran once again witnessed tension. Following the continuation of anti-Iranian propaganda and the slander of the media and officials of the Republic of Azerbaijan against the Islamic Republic of Iran, the ambassador of the Republic of Azerbaijan in Tehran was summoned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs last Thursday.

The Ambassador of the Republic of Azerbaijan, while expressing his regret for the situation, announced that he will immediately convey the protest of the Islamic Republic of Iran to Baku.

Speaking in a telephone conversation with Azerbaijan Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov on Tuesday evening, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian reiterated that respecting the sovereignty of countries is an important and basic principle that must be taken into consideration.

Iran’s top diplomat considered official and diplomatic channels as the best way to resolve misunderstandings and differences of opinion and emphasized that raising such issues in the media not only does not help to solve the problem, but also paves the way for enemies to abuse the issue.

Iran's Foreign Minister considered the development of relations with its neighbors including the Republic of Azerbaijan as a priority of foreign policy of the Islamic Republic of Iran and emphasized the need for strengthening all-out relations between the two countries.

Iran’s foreign minister invited his Azeri counterpart to participate in the “3+3” meeting in Tehran as a framework for resolving the regional issues through a diplomatic initiative. 

Azerbaijan's foreign minister, for his part, pointed to the recent visit of Iranian and Azeri presidents in Astana of Kazakhstan and evaluated the talks exchanged between senior officials of the two countries as positive and constructive.

Bayramov emphasized the need for bolstering bilateral relations and removing misunderstandings. 219