Iranian Official Hails Russia’s Mediation for Truce in Nagorno-Karabakh

Iranian Official Hails Russia’s Mediation for Truce in Nagorno-Karabakh

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The chief of staff of the Iranian president lauded Moscow’s mediation in the war between the Republic of Azerbaijan and Armenia over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region, calling for an end to the armed clashes.

In a thread on his Twitter account on Monday, Mahmoud Vaezi said Iran praises Russia’s efforts to mediate between Baku and Yerevan and welcomes the ceasefire and an end to the war over the Nagorno-Karabakh region.

“We hope that the peace talks would begin as soon as possible and the results of negotiations would conform with the internationally-recognized rights of the two countries (Azerbaijan and Armenia), so that it would not lead to another war,” Vaezi added.

The Iranian official also noted that the region has the necessary capacities for the settlement of problems and guaranteeing peace and security.

“Moscow’s talks with the foreign ministers of Azerbaijan and Armenia are a good sign of the potential of the independent regional powers, and Iran is fully prepared for cooperation and assistance in the process of peace and stability in accordance with the international law,” he stressed.

Russia said Friday that Armenia and Azerbaijan had agreed to meet in Moscow for negotiations on ending the fighting over Nagorno-Karabakh, after Putin called for talks.

On Saturday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said a ceasefire agreement in Nagorno-Karabakh starting on 12:00 Moscow time on October 10 has been reached after trilateral consultations in Moscow.

Nagorno-Karabakh is internationally recognized as part of Azerbaijan, but it has been under Armenia’s control since the early 1990s. The territory declared independence from Azerbaijan in 1991.

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