IRAN’S SUPREME LEADER DID NOT TRUST ALLAHSHUKUR PASHAZADEH’S MEDIATION MISSION
Oct 5 2011
Chairman of the Caucasus Muslims Office (CMO) Sheikh-ul-Islam Haji
Allahshukur Pashazadeh has visited Iran lately where he, despite a
warm welcome, did not manage to achieve his goal. Pia.az reported that
Pashazadeh was trying to smooth over the tension in Iran-Azerbaijan
relations, but all his efforts proved vain.
The source reports that Pashazadeh was the initiator of this mediation
mission, and his own personal interests were hidden behind this
mission. If succeeded, Pashazadeh would be able to get back his
position in Iran as well as to reinforce his position in Baku.
However, the Sheikh’s expectations did not come true. Iran’s supreme
leader honored him with a high-level reception, nevertheless,
Ayatollahs of Khoy and Ardabil gave an answer to Pashazadeh’s
initiative. They once again spoke about Azerbaijan harshly.
“It is noteworthy that such statements came immediately after
Pashazadeh’s meeting with Khamenei who thus demonstrated to the
Chairman of the Caucasus Muslims Office that he does not trust Sheikh’s
mediation mission, and Iran has no need for mediation at all,” the