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Iran TV1: "Azerbaijan raises territorial claim against independent Nagorno Karabakh Republic"

06 June 2006 [17:14] - TODAY.AZ
Iran's state-owned television Iran TV1 introduced Nagorno Karabakh as an independent republic in its news program.

The World Azerbaijanis Congress (WAC) press secretary Ali Nijat told APA that the television in the news program, reported about the meeting of Azerbaijani and Armenian Presidents, Ilham Aliyev and Robert Kocharian in Bucharest at 2.00p.m on June 5.

"While reporting the announcer said, "The Independent Republic of Nagorno Karabakh declared its independence 15 years ago. The Republic of Azerbaijan raises a territorial claim against this independent republic at present."

"We accept this as Iran's threat against Azerbaijan. Thus, South Azerbaijan's has information access to the world through the Azerbaijan Republic only. Iran aims at closing this access by making such threats," the press secretary said.

Spokesman of the Iranian Embassy in Azerbaijan Majid Feizollahi told APA that he was not informed about such report of the television. He said Iran's position regarding Karabakh is clear. "This position remains unchanged. We do not care what says the organizations like the WAC," Feyzollahi said.


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