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Tahir Taghizadeh: "Azerbaijan welcomes US offer on Iran's nuclear problem"

03 June 2006 [09:39] - TODAY.AZ
Azerbaijan welcomes the Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's recent statement that the US is prepared to join direct talks with Iran.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Tahir Taghizadeh told that any UN member state had a sovereign right to develop nuclear program for peaceful purposes in the framework of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

As Azerbaijan supports diplomatic way of solution of the dispute over Iran's nuclear program, it welcomes the latest statement by the Secretary of State, APA reports.

"We stress the importance of reinforcing stability and security in the South Caucasus and Caspian region and decisively call on the parties to refrain from taking steps that might provoke a conflict and have mutual constructive cooperation," the spokesman said.


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