• Sat / 10 October 2020 / 14:07
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Iranian FM Zarif welcomes cessation in Karabakh

Iranian FM Zarif welcomes cessation in Karabakh

Tehran (ISNA) – Iranian Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif in a message welcomed cessation of hostilities in Nagorno-Karabakh and urged Armenia and Azerbaijan to engage in substantive dialogue.

“Iran welcomes cessation of hostilities in Nagorno-Karabakh as step toward peace,” Zarif wrote on his official Twitter account.

“We urge our neighbors and to engage in substantive dialogue based on respect for international law and territorial integrity,” he added.

"We appreciate constructive efforts of our Russian neighbors," Zarif noted.

With Russia’s mediation, Armenia and Azerbaijan agreed to the cease-fire in Nagorno-Karabakh starting Saturday following two weeks of heavy fighting that marked the worst outbreak of hostilities in the region in more than a quarter-century.

The countries’ foreign ministers said in a statement that the truce is intended to exchange prisoners and recover the dead, adding that specific details will be agreed on later.

The announcement of the truce followed 10 hours of talks in Moscow sponsored by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, who read the statement. It stipulated that the cease-fire should pave the way for talks on settling the conflict.

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