Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Nasser Kana’ani strongly criticized Azerbaijan’s move in issuing warning against travelling to Iran, and said Baku should be afraid of Israel.
“The people of Azerbaijan must be scared of the Zionist regime, not the civilized and Muslim nation of Iran,” Kana’ani said in reaction to the recent move of Baku against Tehran.
“This is the same policy adopted by the head of the fake, child-killing, and occupying regime of Israel during his recent trip to Baku,” Kana’ani tweeted on Monday.
He pointe out that the people of Azerbaijan must be scared of the “Zionist regime, not the civilized and Islamic Iran”.
Visa waiver for Azerbaijani brothers and sisters is still the policy of Iran, the senior Iranian diplomat said.
“Continuation of neighborhood policy is our top priority, of course, within the framework of mutual respect for good neighborliness,” he said.
Earlier, a number of media sources reported about the alleged cancellation of all flights from Azerbaijan to Iran.
However, Heydar Aliyev International Airport denied reports of canceling flights from Baku to Tehran.
The reports came a day after the Republic of Azerbaijan leveled some accusations against Tehran and issued a warning against traveling to Iran.
In the statement, Azerbaijan had advised its citizens to refrain from traveling to Iran except in cases of emergency and to carry out such trips with caution.