Iran Summons Azeri Envoy Over Mossad Allegations


Salon Staff
February 12, 2012 9:18PM (UTC)

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's state-run news agency says the country's foreign ministry has summoned Azerbaijan's ambassador to protest alleged Israeli intelligence activity in the oil-rich Caucasian state.

The Sunday report by IRNA says that the ministry handed a protest note to Azeri envoy Javanshir Akhundov and demanded that his government prevent Mossad from using its territory to launch operations against Iran.

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The report said "terrorists" linked to the killings of Iranian nuclear scientists escaped to Israel through Azerbaijan.

Iran has frequently accused Israel of having a hand in the assassination of scientists such as Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan, killed by a bomb in January.

Israel has hinted at covert campaigns against Iran without directly admitting involvement.


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