Iran Border Guard Commander: Israeli Espionage in Azerbaijan 'Fully Monitored'
Israeli espionage in Azerbaijan is fully monitored, and Israeli forces are located in sensitive positions to the north, Border Guard Commander of Iran says.
Border Guard Commander in the Iranian Law Enforcement Force, Brigadier-General Ahmed Ali Goudarzi, said that Israeli espionage in Azerbaijan is "fully monitored", stressing that his country's border, especially in the north and northwest, is "safe, and there is nothing to worry about."
In a statement to the Iranian television, he explained that the Israelis have stationed themselves in important and sensitive locations in Azerbaijan, with intentions to spy on Iran, pointing out that Tehran had repeatedly warned its neighbors in the north against the presence of Takfiri groups near the border.
It is worth noting that the Azerbaijani Ministry of Foreign Affairs had denied the presence of any forces near the Iran-Azerbaijan border.
Earlier, the Head of Iran's Strategic Council on Foreign Relations Kamal Kharazi called on officials in the Republic of Azerbaijan to "let go of the illusion of buying security in their country from foreign forces," saying that "the current government in Azerbaijan is committing a strategic mistake."
On Friday, the Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein AmirAbdollahian said that the Israeli intelligence presence in Azerbaijan does not benefit this country, stressing that Iran "will not allow the Zionist entity to carry out activities in the Caucasus region."