YEREVAN, October 17. /ARKA/. Despite the repeated calls of the Armenian side, Azerbaijani armed forces continue to amass along the border with Iran, trying to use it as a shield against the attacks of Nagorno-Karabakh armed forces, Levon Ayvazyan, head of the Defense Policy and International Cooperation Department of the Armenian Defense Ministry, said at a meeting with the Iranian military attaché to Armenia Colonel Bahman Sadeghini.
“The Iranian side was again asked to make the Azerbaijani armed forces relocate to a safe distance from the border,” the ministry’s press service said in a press release.
According to the press release, it was stated on behalf of the Artsakh Defense Army that if the situation in this sector does not change, the Defense Army reserves the right to deliver crushing blows to the Azerbaijani armed forces, the consequences of which will be fully borne by the military-political leadership of Azerbaijan.
Earlier, the official representative of the Iranian Foreign Ministry Said Khatibzade said that his country from now on will not tolerate repeated attacks on their territory by the sides to the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh.
In total, according to the IRIB broadcasting corporation, during the aggravation of the conflict, about 50 stray missiles and shells flew into Iran. According to Iranian media reports, stray fire from the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone wounded one person on the Iranian side of the border.
“If there is any repetition of such fire, the Islamic Republic of Iran will not remain indifferent,” foreign ministry spokesman Said Khatibzadeh tweeted, without specifying which side Tehran held responsible for the latest fire.
A total of 10 rockets hit villages in the Iranian border county of Khoda Afarin, wounding one person and destroying a building, Iran’s official IRNA news agency reported.