Azeri Forces Close Route Connecting Armenia to Iran: Official

Azeri Forces Close Route Connecting Armenia to Iran: Official

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The spokesperson for Iran Customs said the military forces of the Republic of Azerbaijan have blocked the Kapan-Goris road inside Armenia, a route that connects Armenia to Iran.

Ruhollah Latifi said the drivers arriving in Iran from Armenia have reported that the road connecting Kapan to Goris inside Armenia has been closed by the Azeri forces.

He also advised the Iranian travelers and truck drivers to make sure whether the route is open before going to the Norduz border crossing in northwestern Iran at the common border with Armenia.

The National Security Service of Armenia reported that on August 25, the Azerbaijani side blocked the Karmrakar-Shurnukh section of the Kapan-Goris interstate road, which connects Armenia with Iran.

The Republic of Azerbaijan says one of its servicemen was wounded in the chest after being attacked by two Armenian forces. Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has denied the claim, JAM news reported.

After the Kapan-Goris road was blocked, the ombudsmen of Armenia and Azerbaijan made statements in which they accused the other side of provocations.

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