Report: Iran summons Azeri envoy over collusion with Mossad

February 12, 2012 19:05


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Iran summoned the Azeri ambassador to Iran on Sunday after a Times of London report claimed that the Mossad had sent agents to Baku in order to carry out espionage operations targeting the Islamic Republic, the official Iran state news website reported.

The Iranian Foreign Ministry said Azeri envoy Javanshir Akhundov was summoned "following the movements of the terrorists involved in assassination [sic] of Iranian scientists in Azerbaijan republic [sic]," claiming that Baku had provided the facilities from which Mossad agents operated.Akhundov assured Iran that he would convey the message to Baku.

The Iranian Foreign Ministry also complained that the small Eurasian country was broadcasting anti-Iranian propaganda in its media, and stopped Iranian trucks traveling through Azerbaijan, according to the report.

Israel has not responded to the Times report, which claimed that the Mossad uses Azerbaijan - a country which shares a border with Iran - as a hub for spy operations.

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