Iranian ambassador to Russia Gholamreza Shafee has described as "provocation" Russian media reports on Iran being ostensibly ready to deal a preemptive strike on Azerbaijan in case it and Georgia join hands with the United States in an anti-Iranian coalition.
"Such rumor can only emerge in fevered imagination or the American secret services", said the Iranian ambassador. He is on a three-day routine visit to the Russian North Caucasian Republic of North Ossetia-Alania.
He also stressed that "Iran is not going to wage war against any country whatsoever because two wars - in Afghanistan and Iraq - that happened in a short time is more than enough for one of the most complicated regions in the world".
For the time being, one needs to finish the construction of the section that is 100 kilometres long. On October 17, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said in an interview with RND that the project would be completed