Apr 21, 2015, 9:22 PM
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Iran, Azerbaijan to form joint defense commission

Baku, April 21, IRNA – The Islamic Republic of Iran and Azerbaijan Republic will set up Joint Defense Commission, Iranian Ambassador to Baku said on Tuesday.

Mohsen Pakayeen told a press conference that the joint commission will be co-chaired by Defense Ministers of the two countries to adopt executive tactics of cooperation in the defense sector.

He said that the deicision to form the commission was made in the course of visit of Iran's Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan to Baku.

He added that cooperation in the field of defensive industries is one of important topic of the agreement signed by the Defense Ministers.

The envoy said that the two ministers also discussed the regional issues and threats posed by the terrorist groups of Daesh and al-Qaeda to the regional security and stability.

He expressed deep concern about the crimes against humanity being perpetrated by the terrorist groups in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan.

The ambassador said that the Islamic Republic of Iran believes in negotiations and democratic means to stem bloodshed in Iraq, Yemen and Afghanistan.

He said that military campaign against the terrorists will not work for the long-term and that the people must go to the polls to determine their fate and isolate the terrorist groups such as al-Qaeda and al-Nasr.

He added that one of goal of the terror groups is to misportray Islam, so the Islamic countries and Muslims should be aware and recognize ominous nature of terrorism.

Referring to Iran's four-point peace plan presented by Iran to the United Nations Secretay-General to end crisis in Yemen, Pakayeen said that the proposal is an operational and executive plan enjoying support of different countries including Russia.