Oct 25, 2020 15:32 UTC
  • Smoke rises as targets are hit by shelling during the fighting over the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh.
    Smoke rises as targets are hit by shelling during the fighting over the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh.

Iran’s national interests and the security of its people are red lines for the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), says the commander of the IRGC’s Ground Force, amid a recent escalation of armed conflict between the Republic of Azerbaijan and Armenia.

Brigadier General Mohammad Pakpour, speaking to reporters as he was monitoring the security situation in Iran’s northwestern border region, said on Sunday, “We will take a reciprocal measure vis-à-vis any incidence of insecurity and threat along our borders, which endangers our dear people’s security and peace of mind.”

The IRGC, he said, has deployed its Ground Force in Iran’s border region near the Azeri and Armenian territories to “safeguard national interests and ensure the security and tranquility of the people in the region.”

“Any change in the border geopolitics is the Islamic Republic of Iran’s red line.”

Pakpour emphasized that Iran respects the territorial integrity of its neighboring countries.

According to a Sunday report by Sepah News outlet, the IRGC Ground Forces has deployed a mechanized brigade to protect the northwestern border.

On Friday, Iran’s Armed Forces warned the warring sides in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict about a tough response if its border security is jeopardized.

MG

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