Supporting Azerbaijan’s territorial integrity is the principled position of official Tehran, said Iranian Ambassador to Azerbaijan Seyyed Abbas Mousavi in an interview to “Sahar” news portal.

Commenting on the Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev’s statement on the liberation of the occupied Azerbaijani lands, Abbas Mousavi reaffirmed Iran’s backing for Azerbaijan’s territorial integrity. “No one accepts the occupation of the territory of an independent state.”

The ambassador said: “Without any doubt, the liberation of the Azerbaijani territories along the Azerbaijani-Iranian border will create new opportunities for the development of bilateral Azerbaijan-Iran relations. Iran has never recognized so-called “Nagorno-Karabakh Republic” and has always upheld the principles of inviolability of borders and territorial integrity.” “Iran has always stood up against aggression and self-proclaimed states in any part of the world,” Abbas Mousavi added.