‘Security Prevails’ in Iran Amid Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict Near Country’s Borders, IRGC General Says


On 27 September, fighting between Armenia and azerbaijan broke out over the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh. The recent flare-up is the deadliest since the two sides fought a war in the 1990s. According to Iranian officials, dozens of mortar shells from both sides have fallen on the country’s territory in recent weeks.

“Security prevails” in Iran amid the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, said Mohammad Pakpoor, a brigadier general in the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps. The senior military commander reassured residents of Iran’s East azerbaijan Province of safety and security during his visit to the area.

His statement came after several rockets fired by Azerbaijani and Armenian forces fell on Iranian villages and farms in the province.

The general’s statement comes a day after a senior Iranian military spokesman, Brigadier General Abolfazl Shekarchi, warned Yerevan and Baku against endangering Iran’s border security.

What is going on in Nagorno-Karabakh?

Bitter fighting erupted between Armenia and Azerbaijan on 27 September, with both sides accusing each other of starting the hostilities. Baku and Yerevan held talks in Moscow this month and twice agreed to a ceasefire (on 10 and 17 October). However, both sides have resumed fighting and accused each other of violating the truce.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that each side has lost about 2,000 people and in all 5,000 have died in the conflict…

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