IRAN WORRIED ABOUT AZERBAIJAN-ISRAEL COOPERATION
Seyed Abbas Mousavi, Iran's ambassador to Azerbaijan, responded to the statement of Israel's ambassador to Azerbaijan that Iran is spreading instability in the Middle East. Mousavi noted that Tehran is worried about Azerbaijan-Israel cooperation in a number of fields, and the Iranian side warned Baku about the consequences of deepening those relations. He expressed concern that Azerbaijan could become a field of conflict against Israel. According to Mousavi, Israel will regret getting closer to Tehran's neighbors and threatening Iran's security.
TURKISH-AZERBAIJANI DRILLS IN KARS
Azerbaijani servicemen are in Kars to participate in the "Winter-2023" Azerbaijani-Turkish military exercises. No details are given about the personnel and equipment involved in the exercises held in Turkey. Earlier, the President of Turkey announced that Turkey and Azerbaijan conducted 12 joint military exercises in 2022 and developed the military capabilities of both countries.
FIRE IN BAKU'S LARGEST TRADE CENTER
On January 8, a fire broke out in the biggest shopping center of Baku, "Sadarak". 30 units of equipment were involved in extinguishing works, the fire was localized, information about its causes has not yet been reported. According to the media, the fire caused serious damage to the shopping center, a number of commercial areas and shops were burned, and there are casualties.
FOREIGN MINISTERS OF TURKEY AND SYRIA WILL MEET ON JANUARY 11
Turkish and Syrian Foreign Ministers Mevlut Cavusoglu and Faisal Mekdad will meet on January 11 in Moscow. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will also attend the discussions, the media reports. It is noted that the United Arab Emirates is involved in the organization of the meeting. The media reports that the planned contacts in Moscow will prepare the ground for a trilateral meeting between the presidents of Russia, Turkey and Syria.
PHONE CONVERSATION BETWEEN FOREIGN MINISTERS OF SYRIA AND IRAN HAS HELD
Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian had a telephone conversation with his Syrian counterpart Faisal Mekdad. The diplomats discussed the bilateral relations, the latest developments in Syria and the region. The ministers reaffirmed their willingness to develop the cooperation between the two countries. The Syrian Foreign Minister thanked Iran for its constructive role in the fight against terrorism. He also emphasized the need for Tehran's participation in diplomatic formats aimed at settling the situation in Syria.