News ID: 317983
Published: 0740 GMT November 16, 2021

Iran urges for restraint amid new Azeri-Armenian border clashes

Iran urges for restraint amid new Azeri-Armenian border clashes

Spokesman of Iran’s Foreign Ministry Saeed Khatibzadeh voiced concern over the new escalation of the war on the border between Armenia and Azerbaijan, and called on the two neighboring countries to exercise restraint.

Khatibzadeh also urged Baku and Yerevan to respect the internationally recognized borders and resolve their differences through dialogue and peaceful means, Mehr News Agency reported.

Noting that the ongoing tensions will endanger the gradual process of achieving peace and progress in the region, the senior diplomat said, "As in the past, The Islamic Republic of Iran, is ready to assist the sides to resolve disputes and establish stability and security in the region."

Armenia's eastern border with Azerbaijan has witnessed a new round of escalating tensions between the two countries while they accused each other of violations, Russia's Interfax news agency reported, quoting the Armenian parliament.

Interfax also reported that the Armenian Ministry of Defense announced today that 12 Armenian soldiers had been captured by the Republic of Azerbaijan. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan stated in a separate statement that it blames Armenia for the deliberate escalation of tensions on the border between the two countries.

Earlier, the Armenian Defense Ministry said that the situation on the eastern border of the country had been very tense since 4 pm (local time).

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