June 20
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Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov declined to comment on a special security operation carried out in the MFA.

In an interview with, the minister said this was a secret investigation and his statements may affect its course.

Two more top officials of the Azerbaijani MFA have been detained following a district court’s decision to select detention as a pre-trial measure against Faikq Bagirov and Ilhar Aliyev.

Faiq Bagirov was head of the Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Ilhar Aliyev was one of the employees of the Department.

Earlier, the State Security Service had conducted a special operation at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan and detained employees Farhad Mollazadeh, Salim Alizadeh,and Nurupash Abdulayev.

It is reported that Faiq Bagirov and Ilhar Aliyev were detained based on the testimonies given by previously detained officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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