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Baku: We won't aid Israeli strike on Iran

Azerbaijan's envoy to Pakistan denies reports that his country will allow IAF jets to enter airspace en route to Tehran

Published: 10.02.12, 10:24 / Israel News

Azerbaijan will not allow Israel – or any other country – to use its airspace or ground to attack Iran's nuclear facilities, Baku's Ambassador to Pakistan Dr. Dashgin Shikrov, said Tuesday.


"Azerbaijan has been following a policy of non-interference in the affairs of other countries," he said.


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"Azerbaijan is member of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and nobody should have any doubt that it will not permit the use of its territory for committing acts of aggression against another OIC members," the ambassador said.


On Sunday, it was reported that Baku is considering allowing Israel to use its airbases for fueling should it launch a unilateral strike on Tehran's nuclear facilities.


Both Israel and Azerbaijan have denied discussing such options, but two Azeri former military officers told were quoted as saying that the two nations have been exploring how Azeri bases and intelligence could serve in a possible strike on Iran.


Both countries have been rumored to explore such a military collaboration in the past, and have both denied it.



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