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Iran dismisses Azerbaijan’s claims of drug route to Europe

Iranian and Azerbaijani leaders also had a recent row over an Iranian military drill near the border.
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Iran and Azerbaijan are in a war of words again, this time over drug smuggling.

On Friday, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev claimed that the country had closed a drug route from Iran to Armenia and onto Europe. The purported route supposedly passed through southwest Azerbaijan as well, according to Azerbaijani media outlets.

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