Iran announces readiness to help resolve conflict between Azerbaijan, Armenia

Tehran (IP)- The President stressed the need to end the conflict between Armenia and the Republic of Azerbaijan as soon as possible, saying that Iran is ready for any action to resolve the Baku-Yerevan dispute in accordance with international law and the recognized borders of the two countries.

Iran PressIran News: In a telephone call with Azeri president Ilham Aliyev, Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday called Azerbaijan a good neighbor of Iran and added: "All Iranians have very close historical, cultural and religious interests to the Republic of Azerbaijan and there always had been very close relations between the government and the nation of Iran and Azerbaijan. The officials of the Islamic Republic have also taken very clear and unequivocal positions on the recent conflict."

Expressing concern over the possible interference of other countries in the conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia and turning this conflict into a regional war, Rouhani stressed: "Security, stability and calm in the region, especially the northern borders, are very important to us and this conflict and continuing border insecurity should not pave the way for the infiltration of some terrorist groups.

The President of Azerbaijan for his part expressed his satisfaction with the telephone talks with the President of Iran and said: "I express my gratitude and appreciation for the constructive positions of the Iranian officials and the emphasis on maintaining territorial integrity and resolving the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict."

"We consider Iran's security as Azerbaijan's security and we will not allow this conflict to cause insecurity in neighboring countries," said Ilham Aliyev, affirming the Iranian president's concern about the security of Iran's borders and the possibility of terrorist groups infiltrating the region.

The President of Azerbaijan called the relationship with Iran a strategic position for his country and added: "Bilateral relations have always been expanding in recent years and Baku welcomes the development of these relations."


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