Armenia and Azerbaijan start clashes again, Iran also enters the military arena.
Tehran, Baku (Web Desk) Iran has deployed troops on its borders with Azerbaijan and Armenia, while a new round of clashes has begun between the two countries over the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
According to the Iranian News Agency, Brigadier General Mohammad Pakpoor, commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, said in a statement that military units have been deployed in Iran’s border areas bordering Armenia and Azerbaijan. The troops deployed in the region are aimed at maintaining peace in the region and ensuring national security.
Pakpoor said Iran respects the integrity of its neighbours, but any significant change in geopolitics is a red herring for Iran. It should be noted that even before this the incidents of shelling in the border areas of Iran bordering Azerbaijan and Armenia came to light, the Iranian President had warned that the clashes between the two countries could turn into a regional conflict.
According to the News, clashes between Armenia and Azerbaijan have resumed in the Nagorno-Karabakh region. The two sides are accusing each other of violating the peace agreement. Meanwhile, Azerbaijan has expressed readiness to implement a ceasefire in the event of the withdrawal of troops from Armenia.
In an interview, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev said he was convinced that the peace talks would be effective, but that it depended on Armenia playing its part.