Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi has left for Yerevan after discussing in Moscow a plan for the settlement in Nagorno-Karabakh.

Iran PressAsia: "Talks in Moscow have ended. Abbas Araghchi presented at the Russian Foreign Ministry a plan for the settlement of the conflict in Karabakh. Then he headed to Yerevan," the press service of Iran's Embassy in Moscow said.

The Iranian diplomat is on a trip as a special envoy in order to promote Tehran’s initiative on the settlement in Nagorno-Karabakh. He arrived in Moscow on Thursday after a visit to Baku. He also intends to visit Ankara.

Araghchi, after three hours of talks with Andrey Rudenko, Russia's special envoy for Nagorno-Karabakh, sat down for talks with his Russian counterpart Sergey Ryabkov which were held behind closed doors without the presence of reporters.

Araghchi said late on Thursday that Iran and Russia share common approaches to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

"Shared Iran's initiative with Andrey Rudenko, Deputy Foreign Minister of Russia, in a fruitful meeting today in Moscow. Iran and Russia share similar approaches to the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict. Also had a good discussion -as always - with Sergey Ryabkov on the future of JCPOA," Araghchi tweeted on Thursday.

The dispute over Nagorno-Karabakh started in 1988 and led to military conflict in 1992. Armenia and the Republic of Azerbaijan resumed clashes on the border between the two countries in early October, each blaming the other for the violence. Nagorno-Karabakh has been a bone of contention between the two countries over the past decades.

In 1994, following four years of military conflict between the two countries, some European and regional governments stepped in to end the territorial dispute between Baku and Yerevan, and a ceasefire was finally established through the mediation of the Minsk Group, consisting of the US, Russia, and France. But international efforts to resolve the conflict peacefully have failed so far.