Information about Russia’s ‘Container’ radar system detecting unknown planes using Azerbaijan’s air space to carry out attacks on Iran is an absolute lie, Azerbaijan’s Defense Ministry said, answering the media request.

The ministry said the information was spread by pro-Armenian forces, and it is unreasonable and completely false.

“The dissemination of such information is aimed at undermining the Azerbaijani-Iranian relations,” said the ministry. “The information is apparently disseminated with the aim of damaging good-neighborly relations between the two countries and is nothing but deliberate slander.”

The ministry also noted that to date there have been no steps taken from Azerbaijan against neighboring Iran, and won’t be taken in the future.