Azerbaijan's MFA summons Iranian ambassador, presents note of protest

# 11 March 2023 16:29 (UTC +04:00)

"The flight of a military aircraft for more than half an hour near the liberated territories of Azerbaijan is a provocation and unfriendly behavior towards Azerbaijan," noted in the joint statement of the Ministry of Defense and Ministry of Internal Affairs of Azerbaijan, APA reports.

"We would like to remind that last year the Iranian side also conducted large-scale military exercises along the Araz River near the borders of Azerbaijan.

We strongly condemn the Iranian side for such a provocative step, urge them to provide an appropriate explanation, and refrain from such confrontational steps in the future.

On March 11, Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the Republic of Azerbaijan Seyyed Abbas Mousavi was summoned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan, and was presented with a corresponding note of protest," noted in the statement.