The RA President Armen Sarkissian gave an interview to CBN News. The President's Office published an excerpt from the interview.
Question: Mr. President, there are reports that Turkey is reportedly recruiting hundreds of Serian mercenaries to join Azerbaijan’s Army in the fight against Armenia. Can you confirm these reports and what are the implications of their involvement?
Sarkissian: "First of all, yes, I can confirm that, and it's not only confirmation from my side. International organizations and even intelligence departments of different states have confirmed that.
Of course, Turkey's involvement, the fact - that country has brought Islamist militants and terrorists to the region, has completely changed the picture of the conflict”.
General of the Libyan national army confirmed the transfer of terrorists from Turkey to Azerbaijan
General of the Libyan national army Ahmed al-Mesmari confirms the transfer of terrorists from Turkey to Azerbaijan. As reported by Armenpress, the General said this on the air of "Sky news Arabia".
"Turkey delivered thousands of Syrian terrorists of other nationalities to Libya through the airports of Metiga and Misrata. And now Turkey uses these airports to transport terrorists from Libya, Syria and other nationalities to Azerbaijan," said Ahmed al-Mesmari.
Army general: Iran closely following Nagorno-Karabakh conflict situation
Brigadier General Abbas Azimi, Commander of the Air Defense Forces in northwestern Iran, said the country’s military is closely monitoring the escalation of events in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone near the northwestern borders of Iran, Tasnim News Agency reported.
Iran’s Armed Forces are fully prepared and carefully monitoring all movements near the borders as there is still no sign of a let-up between the warring sides, General Azimi told reporters. "The Army, IRGC [the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps], and Border Guards of the Islamic Republic of Iran are prepared to give a decisive response to the slightest threat against the country’s borders,” he said.