Tehran (IP) - In a telephone conversation with his Azerbaijani counterpart on Wednesday, Iranian foreign minister stressed that Tehran considers Iran-Armenia border a historic communication path that must be maintained unchanged.

Iran PressIran News: Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian and his Azerbaijani counterpart Jeyhun Bayramov exchanged views on recent developments in the South Caucasian region.

Expressing grave concern over the fresh clashes between the Republic of Azerbaijan and Armenia, the Iranian foreign minister stressed Tehran's readiness to help resolve the issue peacefully and politically.

Amir-Abdollahian noted that Iran always emphasizes maintaining the territorial integrity of countries, including the Republic of Azerbaijan and Armenia.

Stressing that the region cannot tolerate a new war, he underscored that the Islamic Republic of Iran asked the parties to exercise restraint.

Bayramov, for his part, thanked Iran's efforts to help resolve the issue and reported on a recent conflict.

He added that his country is looking to improve relations with its neighbors and pointed to Iran's concerns regarding border issues and reiterated that the Republic of Azerbaijan respects the territorial integrity of all countries.

Earlier, 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.

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 Caucasian 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 Caucasian region, Raisi noted that the region could not tolerate another war.

Iran's Ministry of Foreign Affairs also reiterated that any change in the borders of Armenia and the Republic of Azerbaijan is unacceptable.

The Spokesman for the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Nasser Kanani expressed concern about the escalation of the tensions in the border area between Armenia and the Republic of Azerbaijan and stressed the peaceful settlement of the problem through international law. 

The flare-up in violence has triggered international concern, with Russia, the United States, France and the European Union calling for restraint and stepping up diplomatic efforts.

Armenia and Azerbaijan have been fighting for decades over Nagorno-Karabakh, a mountainous enclave internationally recognised as part of Azerbaijan but which until 2020 was populated by ethnic Armenians.

About 30,000 people died in the ensuing conflict.


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