Brigadier General Qassem Rezaei, deputy commander of Iran’s police force, made the remarks on the sidelines of a visit to border units in the northwestern province of East Azerbaijan on Wednesday.
“In this exchange of fire, a number of their artillery shells and rockets inadvertently hit our territory. The border guards of our country…have legally warned and cautioned the two countries of Armenia and Azerbaijan and they (the two states) have also accepted the mistake,” Rezaei said.
The warring sides, he added, have agreed to adjust the angles at which they fire shots to avoid hitting Iran.
“In the border region, we had a meeting with the Azeri side. We raised the necessary points and they offered their apologies,” the commander noted.
He further said that Iranian farmers, workers and residents are present in frontier areas, and therefore border guards have moved into position and are closely monitoring the situation there.
On Tuesday, Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami warned the two warring parties that Iran would take stronger measures than warnings if the shells fired in the fighting continue to hit its border regions even by mistake.