Deputy FM Araghchi:

Iran's deputy foreign minister, in a meeting with Armenia's foreign minster, emphasized the restoration of a ceasefire in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

Iran PressAsia: Abbas Araghchi, who arrived in the Armenian capital Yerevan on Thursday night, met with Armenian Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan today (Friday).

He had met with officials of the Republic of Azerbaijan and Russia before.

During the meeting, the special envoy of the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran presented Iran's proposal to the Armenian foreign minister to overcome the situation and restore a ceasefire in the Nagorno-Karabakh region and stressed that the Islamic Republic of Iran has the necessary capacity for cooperation.

Also in this meeting, Mnatsakanyan welcomed the role of the Islamic Republic in maintaining regional stability and peace, stating that Armenia is aware of Iran's sensitivities regarding new threats to regional security.

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The Armenian foreign minister also stressed that Iran's approach to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is being carefully examined.

During the meeting, the two sides expressed concern over the transfer of international terrorists from the Middle East to the region, calling it a serious threat to the entire region.

On September 27, 2020, the conflict between the Armenian and Azerbaijani military forces resumed on the border between the two countries.

The conflict between Armenia and the Republic of Azerbaijan over the Nagorno-Karabakh region began in 1988 and turned into a military conflict in 1992.

As a result of this conflict, Armenian forces took control of the seven cities of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

A ceasefire was reached in 1994 with the mediation of the OSCE Minsk Group, but international efforts to resolve the conflict peacefully have so far been unsuccessful.


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