The Iranian Foreign Ministry has summoned Azerbaijan’s ambassador to express displeasure with a meeting held in Baku entitled “The Future of Southern Azerbaijan.”
The ministry has expressed serious concern about the meeting, saying such gatherings would pose grave harm to the “positive development of relations between the two countries.”
The meeting was organized by a group referred to as the National Freedom Front of Southern Azerbaijan.
Iran’s Azerbaijan Province is situated south of Azerbaijan, which became a country after the fall of the Soviet Union.
Azerbaijani media reported that the meeting took place in a hotel in the capital city of Baku, attended by a group of political activists discussing the issues of “the future of contemporary southern Azerbaijan.”
According the Azerbaijani media, no current officials participated in the meeting; however, it was attended by a number of former Azerbaijani officials and political experts.
The gathering was also denounced earlier by the Iranian embassy in Baku.