• Mon / 5 October 2020 / 14:40
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Iran has plan to settle Karabakh’s crisis: Khatibzadeh

Iran has plan to settle Karabakh’s crisis: Khatibzadeh

Tehran (ISNA) – Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman, Saeed Khatibzadeh announced that Tehran has prepared a plan to put an end to the decades-old conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the Karabakh region.

Speaking at a weekly press conference on Monday, Khatibzadeh said, “Iran is closely watching the developments near its northwestern border and is in contact with both parties”.

“From the day the conflict started, Iran told both parties that there will be no military solution to solve the decades-old dispute. Again while respecting the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan and the need to withdraw forces from occupied cities, we stress that military conflict should be halted swiftly for the start of comprehensive political dialogue,” he added.

“Iran has prepared a detailed plan in this regard based on the framework that I mentioned and it will be pursued through consultation with both sides and regional countries,” he added.

Warning that Iran will not tolerate any conflict along its borders, the spokesman said that Iran has called on both sides to take the necessary precautionary steps the hostility not to get out of control causing more deaths and the humanitarian crisis.

Regarding South Korea's debt to Iran, the spokesman, said, “Consultations are underway with South Korea, but it is not moving as fast as we expect”.

“We had an agreement with South Korea on the purchase of the drug, but in the last two weeks, we have been facing delays in the purchase of the flu and corona vaccines from the Korean side, and we hope that the Korean side will realize the sensitivity and speed up the matter.”

Pointing to Iranian Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif’s recent visit to Kuwait, Khatibzadeh said, “Foreign Minister Zarif, on behalf of President Rouhani, paid a half-day visit to Kuwait to express his condolences to the Kuwaiti government and people on the death of the Emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. He also met with the new Emir of Kuwait to congratulate him”.

Responding to a question about the latest remarks by the Saudi foreign minister about Iran's alleged violation of the JCPOA commitments, Khatibzadeh said, “Saudi Arabia and the Zionist regime maybe the last countries to have a right to discuss such issues as they both were vehemently against the settlement of Iran's nuclear issue from very beginning and never even tried to conceal their negative attitudes. So the remark sounds too ridiculous to discuss”.

He also referred to the Iraqi Foreign Minister's visit to Iran and said, “During the recent visit of the Iraqi Foreign Minister to Tehran, various issues were discussed and we issued a statement and announced our positions”.

“Maintaining peace and political stability in Iraq and respecting the authority is among our priorities, and all our efforts are to help the Iraqi government and governing bodies to manage the situation in the country as they wish,” Khatibzadeh added.

He further referred to Tehran-Baghdad relations and added, “Third parties have openly confessed to they are trying to damage Iran-Iraq relations, but Iran-Iraq relations are multi-layered”.

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