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Iran embassy protests Azerbaijani media's 'insulting' mischiefs

The file photo shows the building of Iran’s embassy in Baku, Azerbaijan.

Iran's embassy in Baku has delivered a note of protest to Azerbaijan's Foreign Ministry over "insulting and offensive" measures by the country's media against the Islamic Republic.

According to a Saturday statement by Iran's Foreign Ministry, the embassy warned against the negative and harmful consequences of the continuation of such media misbehavior on the future relations between the two countries.

It also urged Azerbaijan to put an end to such moves.

Azerbaijan’s relations with Iran were strained in January following an attack on the Eurasian country’s embassy in Tehran.

Azerbaijan closed its diplomatic mission following the incident and evacuated staff over what it called a “terrorist act,” with President Ilham Aliyev blaming it on the “Iranian establishment.”

This is while an initial investigation pointed to “personal and family-related problems” as the motive of the assailant.

Recent estimates show that Azerbaijan has become Israel’s largest supplier of oil while Tel Aviv is now responsible for almost 70 percent of Baku’s weapons.

Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman Nasser Kana'ani on Friday roundly condemned remarks by Israeli foreign minister Eli Cohen regarding an agreement with Azerbaijan to establish a united front against Tehran.

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," Kana'ani said.

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