May 17, 2021 - 16:33 AMT
Iran Majlis panel chairman: Change of border with Armenia unacceptable

Iranian lawmaker and head of the parliament's Commission of National-Security and Foreign-Policy Mojtaba Zonnour has spoken in favor of Armenia's territorial integrity and the preservation of the border between the Islamic Republic and Armenia, Sputnik-Iran reports.

Zonnour's comments come amid tensions on the border between Armenia and Azerbaijan, after the latter entered the territory of Armenia in three areas.

On the morning of May 12, the armed forces of Azerbaijan violated the border of Armenia, advancing 3.5 kilometers and surrounding Sev Lake, which is situated on the border between the two countries but is predominantly a part of Armenia. On May 13, the Azerbaijani military committed more border violations against Armenia, advancing near Vardenis (Gegharkunik province) and Sisian (Syunik province).

Zonnour said the position of the Islamic Republic is clear and decisive: "If part of the territory of Armenia is taken away and our borders change, i.e. we get a new neighbor, it is not acceptable for us."