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MPs suggested to declare Iranian Ambassador persona non grata

24 March 2006 [23:17] - TODAY.AZ
Iranian Ambassador to Azerbaijan, Afshar Suleymani shall be expelled from the country, National Front of the Single Azerbaijan party chairman, MP Gudrat Hasanguliyev told at the parliamentary meeting March 24.

As Trend reports, after the renowned speech by Javad Derakhti on March 16, Iranian Ambassador made a strict statement. At the same moment he has expressed the protest in a non-diplomatic way.

"Such position can not be tolerated. The ambassador said that Southern Azerbaijan is a part of Iran and threatened participants of the meeting. I think that government of Azerbaijan should take such statements seriously. Ambassador should either apologize or he should be expelled from the country," Hasanguliyev said.

Another MP, Ana Veten party first Vice-Chairman, Zahid Oruj, noted that ambassador's statements contradict to the principles stated in international conventions. "This statement and also claims that Shahriyar and Nizami were Persian poets show absolutely different intentions towards our country," he said.

Civil solidarity party chairman, MP Sabir Rustamhanli, said that he supports his colleagues' statements.

Speaker Oktay Asadov, also noted that Iranian Ambassador was too hasty in his statements. It is necessary to wait for an answer from the Foreign Affairs Ministry, he said.


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