Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday hailed Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan's "courage" in agreeing to a peace deal over Nagorno-Karabakh that triggered a backlash against the leader at home.
Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister Seyyed Abbas Araqchi and his Russian counterpart Sergei Ryabkov discussed on Thursday Tehran’s initiative for a peaceful settlement of the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan Republic over the Nagorno-Karabakh region.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry reacted to latest cases of hitting parts of the country’s northern border areas by rockets from Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, stressing that Tehran "will no longer remain indifferent, if similar shelling is repeated” in the future.
Armenia and Azerbaijan on Friday held their first high-level talks after nearly two weeks of clashes over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region, with hopes rising that a cease-fire could be brokered in Moscow.
President Hassan Rouhani of Iran on Wednesday expressed deep concern about vicious cycle of violence in Karabakh, saying that the conflict should come to an immediate end and not to spread to the region.
Foreign Minister of Iran Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov reviewed latest developments in Nagorno-Karabakh in a phone call late on Friday, calling for immediate ceasefire in the region.
Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif called on Azerbaijan and Armenia to exercise self-restraint and declare a ceasefire as tensions have risen between the two countries over Nagorno-Karabakh region.