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Iran Not to Tolerate Border Insecurity Caused by Karabakh Conflict: Minister

2020-10-06 11:03:49
The Iranian minister of interior has warned the two northwestern neighbors entangled in a war in the Nagorno-Karabakh region to be careful not to harm security at the Islamic Republic’s border areas.

Asked by reporters about the situation along Iran’s northwestern border after a recent flare-up of fighting between the Republic of Azerbaijan and Armenia, Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli said on Monday, “We have advised and warned the neighboring states that we would by no means tolerate insecurity, interference, or any other measure damaging the security of our people in those regions.” 

The minister also expressed hope that Azerbaijan and Armenia would observe the international law that entails respect for the national sovereignty and rights of all states.

Rahmani Fazli then hoped that the country’s border areas would not experience any insecurity with the warring sides proceeding with caution and Iran monitoring the border zones strongly and thoroughly.

The interior minister said a number of mortar shells fired during the Nagorno-Karabakh fighting have fallen in Iran, saying Tehran will give the warring sides a stronger warning if such incidents recur.

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