Speaking to reporters on Monday, Deputy Commander of Khatam al-Anbia Air Defense Base Brigadier General Qader Rahimzadeh said the warring sides in Nagorno-Karabakh must be mindful that the Iranian airspace is no place for trial and error.
He also assured the northwestern border residents that the Iranian military forces are monitoring the boundaries round the clock to ensure full security along the frontiers.
“We will deal with the violators harshly and seriously,” the commander stressed, urging the neighbors to heed Iran’s warnings and avoid any harm to the security of Iran’s airspace.
Last week, the commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps said the Republic of Azerbaijan and Armenia have been given warnings about the presence of terrorists near the Iranian border amid the escalation of fighting between the two neighbors over Nagorno-Karabakh.
Major General Hossein Salami also said Iran has deployed various military units to the northwestern border areas.