MPs Visit Nagorno-Karabakh Border
EghtesadOnline: A group of Iranian lawmakers paid a visit to the country’s border areas near the Nagorno-Karabakh region, where fighting has broken out between Armenia and the Republic of Azerbaijan since last week.
Members of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Commission traveled to areas near Iran’s border with the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region, the commission’s spokesman told Tasnim News Agency.
Abolfazl Amouei said the lawmakers will prepare a report on developments in the Nagorno-Karabakh region and the impact of the dispute between Yerevan and Baku on Iran’s border areas.
On Saturday, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh called on Armenia and Azerbaijan to be careful not to violate Iran’s border amid the outbreak of the new round of fighting.
His comments came after officials in Iran’s northwestern province of East Azarbaijan reported that mortar shells fired by the warring sides in the latest round of fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan have hit border rural areas of the province.
According to reports, one of the mortars fell in a village in Khoda Afrin County, injuring a six-year-old child.