Iranian Embassy in Azerbaijan issues statement on border checkpoint closure

Iranian Embassy in Azerbaijan issues statement on border checkpoint closure
# 08 November 2013 10:50 (UTC +04:00)

The statement issued on the behalf of Mohammad Ayatollahi, the spokesman for the embassy, says that this step was taken due to the fact that the Azerbaijani frontier guards have closed Poldasht-Shahtakhti checkpoint and the attempts made to open it have not produced results.

The statement also says the Republic of Azerbaijan closed Poldasht-Shahtakhti checkpoint on November 6 due to the fact that an unknown person shot at a tractor near the checkpoint: “Consequently, Iranian drivers and citizens faced serious problems.”

The embassy’s statement says that according to the international law and norms, usually when such incidents happen at checkpoints, the frontier guards of the two countries meet and solve the problem at the site and in this case the border is not closed.

Seyed Mohammad Ayatollahi said as the checkpoint was not opened, Iran closed Bilasuvar and Julfa checkpoints after waiting for two days and informing the Azerbaijani side beforehand.

According to the statement, the embassy officials continue talks to solve the problem.

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