Tehran (IP) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, on Saturday, in a telephone conversation with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, welcomed the Nagorno-Karabakh ceasefire and stressed the need for further talks to resolve the conflict.

Iran Press/Iran News: Rouhani and Putin discussed in detail the situation in the region and the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

President Rouhani announced his support for the agreement reached during the consultations between the Foreign Ministers of Russia, Armenia, and the Republic of Azerbaijan to establish a ceasefire for humanitarian purposes and start negotiations for a peaceful solution.

Rouhani and Putin also reviewed the situation surrounding the implementation of JCPOA and stressing the importance of maintaining this agreement for international security.

Following the telephone conversation, some important issues of bilateral cooperation in the economic and trade fields were discussed.

In their telephone conversation, the presidents of Iran and Russia also paid particular attention to the fight against the coronavirus’ spread, including the prospect of cooperation on the Russian Sputnik vaccine.

In the end, Rouhani congratulated Putin on his 68th birthday, which was two days ago.

Armenia and the Azerbaijan Republic agreed to halt fighting over the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh from noon on October 10, the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Saturday after marathon talks between the two countries' top diplomats, reading out from a statement.

The Nagorno-Karabakh clashes broke out on September 27, re-igniting a decades-old conflict between the ex-Soviet neighbors over Karabakh and threatening to draw in regional powers Russia and Turkey.

The conflict between the Republic of Azerbaijan and Armenia over the Nagorno-Karabakh region, which belongs to the Republic of Azerbaijan, began in 1988. It escalated into a military war in 1992.


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