TEHRAN (Iran News) – Iran’s Interior Minister said the country will not tolerate insecurity at its borders and give stronger warnings if any mortar attack on borders of country is continued following the conflict erupted between Azerbaijan and Armenia over Nagorno-Karabakh.
“Some bullets and mortars hit parts of our country in the wake of conflict and we asked them (Azerbaijan and Armenia) to control it, otherwise, the country will give stronger warnings to the warring sides,” Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli said according to Mehr News Agency (MNA).
Speaking to reported on Monday, Rahmani Fazli said, “We advised neighboring countries of Azerbaijan and Armenia that we will not tolerate any insecurity, interference or any action that would harm security of our people in those areas and we hope that this issue will be resolved by observing current laws and implementation of international laws that respect national sovereignty and rights of countries.”
He stressed, “In view of the Ministry of Interior, the internal security of the country, ranging from borders to all parts of the country, is a high priority and each of our border areas is part of our national security so that Armed Forces and Law Enforcement Forces (Police) monitor the security of border areas precisely.”
Elsewhere in his remarks, he appreciated residents of the northern border areas of the country and emphasized, “We take this opportunity to thank our intimate people in northern border areas of the country especially Azeri-speaking provinces for their cooperation and collaboration in strengthening and maintaining the security of the country as well as dealing with the issue logically.”
On Monday, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said the Islamic Republic Iran, closely monitors the transit of goods via its borders and it never allows weapons and ammunition to be transferred through the Iranian soil.
He also said Iran has drawn up a plan for the resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan.
Khatibzadeh said during a weekly press conference the proposal is based on “respecting the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan and withdrawal of military forces from the occupied cities.”
- source : Iran Daily