Publication: Monitor Volume: 3 Issue: 74

Azerbaijani president Haidar Aliev’s senior adviser, Vafa Guluzade, yesterday rejected the verbal assault just delivered in Moscow by Iranian parliament chairman Ali Akbar Nateq-Noori against Baku’s Western orientation. Guluzade stated that the Azerbaijani leadership’s strategy to expand relations with the U.S. and the West in general is "the only possible and proper strategy" for the country. Azerbaijan’s 200 year-long enforced isolation from the West had harmed the country and the region, Guluzade further remarked.

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