Iran Responds to Azerbaijani Travel Warning, Criticizing Focus on Iran Rather Than Israel
(MENAFN) The Iranian government has issued a response to the travel warning recently issued by the Azerbaijani foreign ministry regarding travel to Iran. Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman, Nasser Kanaani, took to Twitter to express Iran's perspective on the matter. He stated that instead of cautioning its citizens about traveling to Iran, the Azerbaijani government should be concerned about Israel.
Kanaani compared Azerbaijan's travel warning to the policy implemented by the Israeli president during his recent visit to Baku. He argued that the warning exhibited a similar approach to that taken by the Israeli president, labeling it as a reflection of the Israeli regime's stance.
In his tweet, Kanaani emphasized that it is the Zionist regime, rather than a civilized and Islamic Iran, that should instill fear in the people of Azerbaijan. He further asserted that Iran's policy remains unchanged, emphasizing the cancellation of visas and the welcoming of Azerbaijani citizens with open arms.
The Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesperson concluded by reiterating the importance of maintaining a neighborly policy, which remains a top priority for Iran. He emphasized the need for mutual respect and adherence to customary practices between the two countries.
Iran's response underscores its disagreement with the Azerbaijani travel warning and its desire to maintain a positive relationship with Azerbaijan. By highlighting the comparison to Israel and emphasizing the importance of mutual respect and neighborly relations, Iran seeks to assert itself as a stable and welcoming destination for Azerbaijani citizens.
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