Tehran (IP) - Expressing concern over the recent developments in the region and the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan, Iran's President said: "War is not the way to solve the disputes and will complicate the situation."

Iran PressIran news: In a telephone conversation with Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan on Wednesday, Hassan Rouhani stressed the importance of peace in the region, saying: "Stability and security can be a ground for the development and our region can not endure instability and a new war."

Referring to the long-standing differences between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the Nagorno-Karabakh, Rouhani added: "It is vital for us to stop these conflicts and we expect the two countries to resolve their differences with restraint.

Emphasizing that war is not the solution to resolving problems, tensions, and disputes, the President said: "Any foreign intervention in this issue will not only not help solve the problem, but will prolong the conflicts and tensions and complicate the situation." 

Referring to the history of Iran's relations with Azerbaijan and Armenia based on shared history and culture, Rouhani noted: "Our desire is an immediate end to the conflict, and everyone should Seek to resolve regional issues through political and international regulation."

In the conversation, the Prime Minister of Armenia expressed concern over any foreign interference in the dispute.

Clashes between the Republic of Azerbaijan and Armenia in the Nagorno-Karabakh region resumed on Sunday morning and have so far left a number of people dead.

The conflict between the Republic of Azerbaijan and Armenia over the Nagorno-Karabakh region began in 1988 and escalated into a military conflict in 1992, which resulted in the occupation of the Nagorno-Karabakh region of the Republic of Azerbaijan and seven neighboring cities by Armenian forces.

So far, many countries, including the Islamic Republic of Iran, have called for an end to the conflict and the start of talks between Baku and Yerevan.

Earlier, in a telephone conversation with his Armenian and Azerbaijani counterparts, the Iranian Foreign Minister called on the two sides to show restraint, a ceasefire, and an immediate end to hostilities, as well as the start of negotiations within the framework of international law.

Also, Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that Iran is ready to provide good offices to enable talks between Baku and Yerevan.

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