Southern Azerbaijan: Reports of Border Closings
Below is an article published by Regnum News Agency:
On April 3, a customs check-point on the Azerbaijani-Iranian border was closed, Zerkalo newspaper (Azerbaijan) reports, saying that hundreds of Azerbaijani and Iranian citizens in Astar and Lerik (Azerbaijani towns in the Iranian border — REGNUM); the people are waiting for a permit to cross the border, however, it is unknown now when the permit will be received.
“At that, the situation on the Iranian-Azerbaijani border becomes more and more tense every hour and threatens to develop into mass protest actions that can take very different shape. The attitude of the people in southern districts is close to panic,” Zerkalo reports.
However, as Trend news agency reports, the Iranian embassy in