"Regrettably, the Iranian Foreign Ministry does not give up its slanderous campaign against Azerbaijan. We categorically reject such accusations. We stated this during the 44-day war, and now we are emphasizing once again that there were no terrorists in Azerbaijan. As a whole, as a country suffering from terrorism, there has never been a place for terrorists in the territory of Azerbaijan," Leyla Abdullayeva, Spokeswoman for the Foreign Ministry, said while commenting on Iranian Foreign Minister Hussein Amir-Abdullahian's remarks about Azerbaijan in an interview with Lebanon's Al-Manar TV channel, Report says.
"Azerbaijan has liberated its lands from occupation at the expense of the blood and lives of its martyrs. As President Ilham Aliyev noted, Azerbaijan with over 100,000-strong army does not need mercenaries. Surprisingly, no such accusations were made by Iran during the war, and there was no cause for concern until a new government came to power after the war," she said.
“The anti-Azerbaijani campaign will not benefit Iran. It is known that the reasons for these unfounded accusations are the prevention of illegal entry of Iranian trucks into the Azerbaijani territory and the liberation of the Azerbaijani lands from occupation. Our advice to those, who want to look for terrorists, is to take a good look around them. In October 2020, the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry provided the diplomatic corps, including the embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran, with information on the participation of Armenian mercenaries in the fighting in the then-occupied territories of the country," Abdullayeva concluded.