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Karabakh Conflicting Sides Warned over Misfire at Iran’s Borders

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh condemned misfire at his country’s border areas by Karabakh warring parties, stressing that Tehran would not tolerate further rockets into its borders.

“Unfortunately, worrying news have been reported on the issue, which is not acceptable at all,” Khatibzadeh said on Thursday.

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh

"The security of the Iranian citizens living in border areas is the redline for our armed forces and in case of repeated shelling, the Islamic Republic of Iran will not remain indifferent," he went on to say.

On Tuesday, an official in East Azarbaijan had said that a missile fired by the warring sides in Karabakh conflict has hit Heris County, 70 kilometers Northeast of Tabriz.

East Azarbaijan Deputy Governor- General Aliyar Rastgou said that a missile fell on the farmlands of Aqa-Alilou village in Heris County.

He expressed pleasure the missile blast did not cause any casualties or financial losses.

Earlier on Tuesday, Deputy Governor-General of the Northwestern province of Ardabil Behrouz Nedayee had also said that a drone crashed in the farmlands of the border County of Parsabad.

20 days into the Caucasian military conflict, the clashes are on the rise despite the ceasefire that was singed earlier in the week.

In relevant remarks early this month, the Iranian foreign ministry had repeated the country’s warning to Azerbaijan and Armenia to avoid misfire during military clashes between the two neighbors.

“The Islamic Republic of Iran is seriously and with high sensitivity monitoring the moves at the bordering areas of Iran and declares that any aggression against our country’s territories by any party engaged in the (conflicts in the) region will not be tolerated and we seriously warn all sides to show necessary caring in this regard,” Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said.

He reiterated the need for respecting Azerbaijan’s territorial integrity, watching for civilians’ lives, stopping clashes and starting serious and timed talks, adding that Iran is ready to help achievement of the aforesaid goals.

Deputy Commander of Iran’s Law Enforcement Forces Brigadier General Qassem Rezayee had also late in September warned Armenia and Azerbaijan which have been engaged in clashes to avoid misfire at Iranian bordering areas.