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Iran in Contact with Armenia, Azerbaijan to Ease Tensions

Iran in Contact with Armenia, Azerbaijan to Ease Tensions

This article was originally reported by Tasnim News

The Foreign Ministry of Iran affirmed its commitment to closely monitoring developments in the Caucasus region while actively engaging with Armenia and the Republic of Azerbaijan to promote peace and security.

During a press conference on Monday, Nasser Kanaani, the spokesperson for the Iranian Foreign Ministry, addressed concerns regarding potential tensions between Baku and Yerevan. Kanaani emphasized Iran's ongoing communication with officials from Armenia and the Republic of Azerbaijan.

Kanaani stated, "Armenian officials expressed concerns about the possibility of military clashes, while Azerbaijani officials conveyed their intent to avoid conflict with Armenia." He described the recent troop deployment by the Republic of Azerbaijan as a "standard military action" in preparation for the approaching winter.

Kanaani underscored Iran's dedication to closely monitoring regional developments, ensuring the safety of its borders, and maintaining transparent and consistent positions regarding the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh. He reiterated that Iran firmly believes Nagorno-Karabakh is an integral part of the Republic of Azerbaijan, and the rights and security of its residents should be defined within a clear framework.

Furthermore, Kanaani reiterated Iran's call for the respect of state territorial integrity and the importance of de-escalating tensions. He emphasized that mutual recognition of territorial integrities by Armenia and the Republic of Azerbaijan would represent a significant step towards resolving disputes and achieving lasting peace and security.

Addressing recent reports of Iranian troop deployments near the northern border with the Republic of Azerbaijan, Deputy Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces for International Cooperation, Brigadier General Mohammad Ahadi, categorically dismissed these claims as "unfounded." While leading an Iranian military delegation to Baku for the Azerbaijan-Iran Joint Commission meeting, Ahadi emphasized that Iran has no intentions of becoming involved in a potential conflict between the Azerbaijan Republic and Armenia. He also highlighted the excellent relations between Iran and the Azerbaijan Republic.

Iran's proactive engagement in promoting regional peace and stability remains a vital factor in the ongoing situation in the Caucasus.


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