Experts see the decline of Tehran's relations with Baku as a microcosm of the broader failure of President Ebrahim Raisi’s promised strong-neighbourhood agenda.
Experts believe the upcoming meeting will serve as a follow-up to Turkish President Erdogan's visit to Tehran last year and allow the two sides to bolster bilateral and multilateral cooperation.
Iranian hardliners portray the anti-government demonstrations as the work of Western powers and Israel, but reformists and moderates are unwilling to back that argument.
Iran's attorney general says the government is reviewing a decades-old law that requires women to cover their heads, as protests linked to the dress code continue for more than two months.
Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi's statement comes a day after US President Joe Biden vowed to "free" Iran amid ongoing anti-government demonstrations in the country.
Videos shared on social media show protests in dozens of cities across Iran, with fierce clashes between protesters and riot police in cities and towns including Mahsa Amini's hometown of Saqqez
Authorities warn filmmakers, athletes, musicians and actors, who have backed demonstrations against the custodial death of Mahsa Amini, against fanning the "flames of the riots."
"The enemy ... wants to pit people against each other," says President Ebrahim Raisi, adding the nation has felt "grief and sorrow" over the woman's death in custody.
At least 41 people have died since the unrest began, mostly protesters but also members of the Iranian security forces, according to an official toll.
Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi made the remarks in his address to the UN General Assembly as talks to revive the nuclear deal approached a take-it-or-leave-it moment.
Iran and the United States have been struggling to overcome an impasse for revival of a 2015 nuclear deal that Washington exited in 2018 and reimposed crippling economic sanctions on Tehran.
The UAE Foreign Ministry said the move was in line with efforts to bolster bilateral ties with Iran while also looking at the interests of the wider region.
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