The Minister of Defence of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Amir Hatami, currently visiting Azerbaijan, met in Baku on Wednesday with President Ilham Aliyev and conveyed to him the greetings of the Iranian leadership.
President Ilham Aliyev "hailed the successful development of friendly and brotherly relations between Azerbaijan and Iran in different areas, including military and military-technical fields". President Ilham Aliyev recalled that there had been ten Azerbaijani-Iranian presidential summits in the last few years and that this was a sign of the high-level relations between the two countries.
photo: The Minister of Defence of Iran and his delegation met President Ilham Aliyev in Baku on 21 February 2018 (picture courtesy of the press service of the president of Azerbaijan)
The European Union condemned in the strongest possible terms the recent attack in Salisbury. EU leaders agreed with the UK government's assessment that it is highly likely that the Russian Federation is responsible and that there is no plausible alternative explanation.