Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman, currently visiting Azerbaijan, dismissed reports that Israel had obtained airbases there to assist in an attack on Iran as "science fiction" and a "James Bond story."

"Such reports are from the sphere of science fiction and do not correspond with the truth," he told reporters Baku.

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The US magazine Foreign Policy ran an article last month claiming that Israel had gained access to Azerbaijan airfields to facilitate a possible attack on Iran.

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