Tehran(IP)- Iran President pointed out that the security in the Caucasus region is essential for the country and stated that Tehran is determined to continue cooperation in all fields to benefit the region's prosperity and stability.

Iran PressIran news: the Azerbaijan Republic and Armenia have been locked in a decades-old conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh, which is part of Azerbaijan but has been under the control of ethnic Armenian forces backed by Armenia since a separatist war there ended in 1994.

During a six-week war in 2020 that killed more than 6,600 people, Azerbaijan reclaimed large parts of Nagorno-Karabakh and surrounding areas controlled for decades by the Armenia-backed separatists.

The latest round of clashes between Armenia and Azerbaijan left an unknown number of Azerbaijani troops dead early on Tuesday.

Iran President Ebrahim Raisi, in response to the phone call of Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, expressed his concern about the continuation of tension in the region on Tuesday and said: "The Caucasus region is going through special conditions and unfortunately, peace has not yet returned into the region."

Stating that Iran is constantly monitoring the situation and developments in the Caucasus region, Raisi noted that the region could not tolerate another war.

Pointing out that the security in the Caucasus region is essential for the Islamic Republic of Iran, the president stated that the signatories of the tripartite ceasefire statement should adhere to its provisions and avoid any action to create tension in the region.

Raisi added: "The historical borders of Iran and Armenia are considered the bedrock of prosperity, convergence and security of the region, and Tehran is determined to continue cooperation in all fields for the benefit of the prosperity and stability of the region."

In the phone call, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, presenting a report on the latest developments in the Caucasus region, said: "The Islamic Republic of Iran has always played a constructive and effective role in resolving tensions and crises in the region."

"Pashinian" also expressed satisfaction with the expanding relations between Tehran and Yerevan and emphasized: "Armenia seeks to deepen relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran in all fields."

Armenia not to give any corridor to others through its territory 

Following the new military movements between the Republic of Azerbaijan and Armenia on Tuesday, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia stated that nobody would be given a corridor from the territory of Armenia.

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan added in the country's parliament: "Azerbaijan distorts the tripartite statement of November 2020 and then talks about creating a corridor through the territory of Armenia."

He reassured: "If you remember, in the tripartite statement of November 9, it was clearly stated that the first sentence of paragraph 9 is about removing blockages, reopening economic and transportation connections, roads and connections in the region.

Pashinyan, in response to the claims of the Azerbaijan Republic authorities regarding the "Zangezor Corridor," said:  Armenia will remove the blockage from the road. There is no problem with transportation, but at the same time, it will not give any corridors inside its territory to others.


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