Iran urges Azerbaijan, Armenia to exercise restraint, avoid violence amid new border clashes

and Armenia, urging the two neighbors to exercise restraint and resort to dialogue to resolve differences.

“As in the past, the Islamic Republic of Iran is ready to help the two sides settle differences and establish stability and peace in the region,” Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said on Tuesday.

He added that all countries should respect internationally recognized borders and called on Baku and Yerevan to patch up differences through dialogue and peaceful channels.

The Iranian spokesperson warned that the ongoing challenges would pose a danger to the gradual process to the promotion of regional peace and progress.

Armenia and Azerbaijan on Tuesday accused each other of initiating fighting along their shared border amid renewed border clashes between the arch foes a year after their war over contested territory.

Russia’s Interfax news agency cited Armenia’s parliament as saying that 15 Armenian soldiers had died in clashes on the country’s border with Azerbaijan. The parliament added that 12 of their soldiers had been captured by Azerbaijan.

 

Source: Press TV

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