Iran condemns Homs’ blast, urging Azerbaijan, Armenia to self-restraint

بهرام قاسمی

Tehran (ISNA) - Foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi strongly condemned Saturday’s twin terrorist bombings in the city of Homs in Syria.

Qasemi expressed sympathy with the Syrian government, nation, and families of victims of these horrific crimes.

“Undoubtedly, the blasts aim to cause a halt in the peace process and any possible agreement, which demands awareness of all Syrian sides in this specific time,” the Iranian foreign ministry spokesman said.

He underlined that to confront the terrorist crimes a comprehensive fight at different levels of politics and culture in addition to military acts need an international consensus and determination to uproot terrorism and extremism in the region and world.

Meanwhile, Bahram Qasemi called on the Azerbaijan Republic and Armenia to exercise self-restraint, saying that dialogue and negotiations are peaceful channels for settlement of disputes.

Given the outbreak of new conflicts between the two countries forces, Qasemi said, Iran invited its two northern neighbors to self-restraint and recommend both sides to do their best to stabilize the situation on the ground through dialogue and negotiations.

He also hoped that international institutes shouldered with ending the struggle would perform their responsibility to end the conflict.

The spokesman also voiced Iran’s readiness for the establishment of peace and security in the region with the help of both sides.

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