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US News Iran deploys troops to the border with Armenia and Azerbaijan

22:55  25 october  2020
22:55  25 october  2020 Source:   rfi.fr

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Iran ’s Revolutionary Guards said Sunday they have deployed troops along the border with Azerbaijan and Armenia , following stray fire from the The region in Iran ’s East Azerbaijan province borders territory in Azerbaijan adjacent to Nagorno-Karabakh. Khoda Afrin and nearby villages have

De la fumée monte après les bombardements par l'artillerie azerbaïdjanaise à Stepanakert, la capitale de la région séparatiste du Haut-Karabakh, le samedi 24 octobre 2020. © AP Photo Smoke rises after the bombing by Azerbaijani artillery in Stepanakert, the capital of the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, on Saturday October 24, 2020.

Iran has decided to deploy troops on its borders with Armenia and Azerbaijan after shots fired on its territory from Nagorno-Karabakh.

With our correspondent in Tehran, Siavosh Ghazi

The head of the ground forces of the Revolutionary Guards, the elite Iranian army, announced the deployment of troops on the border with Nagorno-Karabakh to protect Iranian territory.

Armenia and Azerbaijan are in open conflict for the control of this territory.

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Iran ’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) deploys one of its brigades to the country’s border amid firefight between Azerbaijan and Armenia over The Ground Force of Iran ’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has deployed a mechanized brigade to protect the country’s northwestern

Turning to the recent conflicts erupted between Azerbaijan and Armenia over the Nagorno-Karabakh region, the brigadier general stated that the Islamic "Since the first days of recent conflict broke out between Republic of Azerbaijan and Armenia , IRGC Ground Force has been active in the border

In recent weeks, rockets and mortar shells have hit Iranian villages coming from the conflict zone.

"If such shots are repeated, Iran will not remain indifferent", tweeted in mid-October the spokesperson for Foreign Affairs. General Pakpour, commander of the Revolutionary Guards' ground forces also said Iran respects the territorial integrity of its neighbors and rejects any changes to its borders.

Ambivalent support for Baku

In recent weeks, several Iranian officials have repeated that Nagorno-Karabakh belongs to Azerbaijan. These positions can no doubt be explained by the fact that Iran has a very large Azeri population, estimated at more than 30 million people out of a total population of 80 million.

But Tehran also criticizes the presence of extremist fighters sent to the region from Syria to support Baku, seeing it as a direct threat to its security.

See also: Nagorno-Karabakh: negotiations fail between Azerbaijan and Armenia in Washington

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© AFP / Karen MINASYAN An Armenian in the devastated town of Shusha, Nagorno-Karabakh. The city is under threat from Azerbaijani troops. If Shusha falls, much of the Armenian separatist region could fall over. The Azerbaijani army has gained the upper hand over the Armenian separatist fighters. It threatens a key city and especially to cut the only road connecting their "capital" Stepanakert to Armenia. Propaganda has its limits.

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