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Araqchi Calls Border Security "Iran’s Red Line"

2020-10-27 15:37:44
Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Seyyed Abbas Araqchi has warned the warring parties in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict to prevent any harm to the security of Iran’s border areas.

Araqchi on Tuesday paid a visit to the border regions in Iran’s northwestern province of Ardabil, near the Republic of Azerbaijan.

Commenting on the escalation of fighting between Armenia and the Republic of Azerbaijan over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region, the Iranian diplomat said, “The security of border regions, dams, and constructions is highly significant for the Islamic Republic of Iran and is a red line.”

The deputy foreign minister underlined that the two neighboring states must prevent any damage to the Iranian border sites and zones amid the fighting.

“The Islamic Republic of Iran has major water and electricity facilities at the Aras border river,” Araqchi noted, saying he would visit those sites in the trip.

The ranking Iranian diplomat visited a number of dams in the provinces of Ardabil and East Azarbaijan during the Tuesday visit.