Iran’s Shamkhani cautions Azerbaijan not to fall in devils’ trap
Tehran, IRNA - Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani reacted to the recent allegations made by Azeri President Ilham Aliev against Iran, and advised the neighboring country to be careful not to fall in the trap laid by the devils, especially the Zionist regime.
"Ignoring the principles and requirements of the neighborhood and making false and unconstructive statements is not a sign of good faith and prudence," Shamkhani tweeted on Friday.
He pointed out that accusing a country that is famous as an anti-drug hero has no effect but discrediting the speaker's words," he added.
He called on Azerbaijan's president not to be deceived by traps laid by devils.
In response to the remarks of the president of Azerbaijan, Iranian Foreign Ministry Saeed Khatibzadeh, had earlier stated such media accusations are only in the interests of the Zionist regime to affect the brotherly relations between Iran and Azerbaijan.
While emphasizing the strong fraternal relations between the two nations, Khatibzadeh added that unfortunately, it seems that despite the private and positive messages received from Baku in various contacts, there is an intention for Baku to make false media statements for which appropriate answers will be given instead.
In a virtual meeting with the CIS leaders, Aliev claimed in an unrealistic statement that Armenia, in collusion with Iran, used the former occupied territories of the Republic of Azerbaijan to smuggle drugs into Europe for about 30 years.
Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan also rejected these allegations and stressed Iran-Armenia cooperation in fighting narcotics.
Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA