Iranian and Azerbaijani border guards discuss reopening of border-crossing points
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 8
By Temkin Jafarov - Trend: Today a meeting of Azerbaijani and Iranian border guards has taken place, the positive results regarding the opening of border-crossing points to be reached, Iranian Embassy in Azerbaijan told Trend.
According to the Iranian Embassy, the meeting was held at the Shahtakhti-Poldesht border-crossing point. The issues were discussed.
The sides have agreed to continue negotiations tomorrow. It is emphasized the solution of the problem will be reached shortly.
Previously Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic's representative office in Baku said a tractor which was carrying out shore protection works at the Araz River in the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic of Azerbaijan was fired at on November 5 from Iran by two persons dressed in military uniforms.
Border guards arrived at the scene after hearing the shots.
During the preliminary investigation, it was found that two bullets of the 7.62 mm calibre hit the radiator, and a bullet struck the side of the tractor's cab.
The tractor's location and direction of the shots prove that the fire was opened from Iran.
According to the Iranian Embassy, Azerbaijan closed the Poldesht checkpoint on Nov. 6 because of the shooting of a tractor, at a place near to it.
Iran has closed border-crossing points on the border with Azerbaijan in Julfa (the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic) and Bilasuvar.