A Conversation with Ilham Aliyev [Rush Transcript; Federal News Service, Inc.]

Speaker: Ilham Aliyev
Presider: Brent Scowcroft

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has dismissed any suggestion that his country would participate with the United States in military action against neighboring Iran. But in a briefing at the Council on Foreign Relations Aliyev stressed his country’s anti-terror cooperation with Washington, including troop commitments to Iraq and Afghanistan. He spoke ahead of his first meeting Friday with U.S. President George W. Bush.

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