Iranian media reports about accusation of two Azerbaijani citizens, who were detained in Iran, of spying are unfounded, Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry spokesman Elman Abdullayev believes.
"Azerbaijan's Foreign Ministry persists in its efforts to hold a meeting with Azerbaijani citizens detained in Iran. And such type of information disseminated by Iranian media outlets, is aimed at misleading the community and is unfounded," Abdullayev told Trend commenting on several Iranian media reports about accusing two Azerbaijani citizens Farid Huseyn and Shahriyar Hajizade of spying.
Abdullayev said Iranian Foreign Ministry told Azerbaijani Embassy in that country that only information received from the country's Foreign Ministry can be considered official.
Two Azerbaijani citizens, Farid Huseyn and Shahriyar Hajizade, went missing in Iran since May 2.
Azerbaijan's Foreign Ministry has sent five notes to Iran's Foreign Ministry demanding clarification of the situation with the missing fellow citizens.
Iranian Foreign Ministry confirmed the arrest of two Azerbaijani citizens.
According to the Iranian Foreign Ministry's response to Azerbaijan's note, two Azerbaijani citizens are accused of attempting to commit a crime.