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Iran, Azerbaijan seek resolution of existing misunderstandings

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
Iran's Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian (R) and his Azeri counterpart Jeyhun Bayramov

Iran and Azerbaijan have laid emphasis on the need for the resolution of existing misunderstandings between the countries towards the alignment of their mutual ties in their natural course.

Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian and his Azeri counterpart Jeyhun Bayramov made the remarks during a telephone conversation on Thursday as they examined the latest state of the bilateral ties.

The top diplomats stressed that the quality of the countries' relations had to befit the principle of good neighborliness and correspond to the countries' mutual interests.

The officials insisted on the need for a continuation of consultations between the two sides, adding that the countries had to exchange technical and specialized teams that would address the elimination of their standing differences.

They also highlighted the need for proper management of each side's media outlets' coverage of their relations.

The relations became strained in January when the Eurasian country's Embassy in the Iranian capital of Tehran came under an attack.

Azerbaijan termed the attack as a "terrorist" incident, although, a probe has shown that the attacker had been motivated by "personal and family-related problems."

Azeri President Ilham Aliyev also blamed the incident on the "Iranian establishment."

Later, Baku expelled four Iranian diplomats, prompting Tehran to respond with a similar move.

Azerbaijan has, at the same time, been boosting its ties with the Israeli regime.

Late last month, Israeli president Isaac Herzog traveled to Azerbaijan. After a meeting with Aliyev, Herzog said the two had spoken in depth about global and regional security, claiming that it was "endangered and threatened by Iran."

Earlier this year, the Israeli regime's foreign minister Eli Cohen claimed he had agreed with Bayramov on an anti-Iranian posture.

Tehran has slammed Baku for its partnership with the occupying regime towards the establishment of a united front against the Islamic Republic.

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