What worries us in the South Caucasus? First, some foreign powers are trying to have an effect on this region to change its borders, close its border crossings, or relocate them, Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said in an interview with Russia 24 television.
“At the same time, we note the presence of terrorists who appeared there during the Karabakh war last year. We say this without questioning the territorial integrity of our neighbors in any way. In talks with us, Baku officials have promised to take steps to rid the region of terrorists. I should also mention the provocative movement of the Zionist regime in our region from the territory of Azerbaijan; we consider it inadmissible. We must resolve all this on the basis of friendship and good neighborliness,” Amir-Abdollahian added.
Iranian Border Guard Commander Brigadier-General Ahmed Ali Goudarzi, in a statement to Iranian TV, claimed that Israel had sent intelligence agents and military personnel to Azerbaijan to spy on Iran.
Goudarzi said that Israeli personnel have been deployed “in important and sensitive positions” along the border and that Iran was monitoring the situation.