June 28, 2022
Iran begins war games near border, despite criticism from Azerbaijan

Iran begins war games near border, despite criticism from Azerbaijan

Iran begins war games near border, despite criticism from Azerbaijan

The Iranian armed force’s ground powers started holding moves close to the nation’s line with Azerbaijan on Friday, state media detailed, notwithstanding analysis from its neighbor.

The activities occurred in open regions in northwestern Iran, said state TV, which showed tanks, howitzers and helicopters terminating at focuses on the ground.

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“We regard great friendly relations however we don’t endure the presence of Zionist system (Israeli) components and ISIS fear based oppressors in the locale,” ground powers officer Brigadier General Kioumars Heydari told state TV.

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev had censured the Iranian conflict games in a meeting distributed on Monday.

“Each nation can do any tactical drill on its own domain. It’s their sovereign right. Yet, why now, and why on our boundary?” he told Turkish news office Anadolu.

His remarks were repelled by Iran’s unfamiliar service representative Saeed Khatibzadeh.

“The drills completed by our country in the northwest line regions… are an issue of sway,” Khatibzadeh said in an assertion on Tuesday.

A significant provider of arms to Azerbaijan, Israel went under conciliatory fire from Armenia during last year’s contention between the Caucasus neighbors.

Iran and Azerbaijan share a line of around 700 kilometers (430 miles).

Ethnic Azeris make up around 10 million of Iran’s 83 million individuals