Iran seeks sustainable ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh region: Deputy FM
Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Abbas Araqchi says the Islamic Republic seeks to help establish a lasting ceasefire in the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region, where hundreds have been killed in more than a month of fighting between the Republic of Azerbaijan and Armenia.
Araqchi made the remarks in a Friday meeting with Foreign Minister of Armenia Zohrab Mnatsakanyan in Yerevan, on the third leg of a four-nation tour aimed at promoting Tehran’s initiative for the settlement of the Karabakh conflict.
During the meeting, the Iranian diplomat presented the country’s peace proposal to the Armenian foreign minister and said Tehran has the potential for cooperation with the warring sides to help establish a ceasefire in the disputed region.
Mnatsakanyan, for his part, said Armenia understands Iran’s sensitivity to new threats to regional security and hailed Iran’s role in maintaining stability and peace in the region.
The Armenian foreign minister added that Iran’s approach to the resolution of the Karabakh conflict would be studied in detail.
During the meeting, both sides expressed concern over the deployment of international terrorists to the Karabakh region, saying it poses a serious threat to the entire region.
Araqchi had earlier visited the Republic of Azerbaijan and Russia before arrival in Armenia. The tour will later take the Iranian diplomat to the Turkish capital, Ankara.