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Relations between Iran and Azerbaijan deteriorate: Does Iran have its sights on Baku?

Thursday, 4 April 2013

Acting Chairman of the Majlis National Security Council, Mansour Haqiqatpour, announced that residents in seventeen Caucasian towns including Baku, which broke away from Iran during the Qajar Dynasty, have expressed a desire to again become part of Iran. He condemned the latest anti-Iranian step by the government of Azerbaijan, and said that 17 Caucasian towns had begun a movement to join Iran, expressing his hope that this move would be realized with the help of the public and with comprehensive support from international establishments. He said that the courageous young people from the cities of Ardabil, Tabriz, Urmia and Zanjan (which have minority Azeri populations) had expressed their willingness to respond harshly to the actions of the Azeri government and announced their willingness to reclaim the towns stolen from Iran during the Qajar Dynasty. He stressed that a meeting is due to be held on the matter in the Caucasus, and that this represents an extremely serious step.


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  • Published: 106 days ago on Thursday, 4 April 2013
  • By: Iran Daily Brief
  • Last Modified: April 4, 2013 @ 12:52 pm
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