Printer Friendly

FM Spokesman: Iran Ready to Mediate in Karabakh Dispute.

Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehman-Parast voiced Tehran's readiness to help resolve the territorial dispute between Azerbaijan and Armenia over the Nagorno-Karabakh region.

"If the two countries of Azerbaijan and Armenia show willingness, we wil be ready to use all our capacities to help resolve the dispute over the Nagorno-Karabakh region," Mehman-Parast said in the Armenian capital city of Yerevan on Wednesday.

The Iranian diplomat urged Baku and Yerevan to peacefully settle their dispute and remove tensions in the region.

Despite facing strong international pressure, the Armenian and Azerbaijani leaders have failed to agree on the basic principles of ending the Karabakh conflict put forward by Russia, the United States, and France in 2011.

Armenia and Azerbaijan remain officially at war over Karabakh and the dispute is a major source of tension in the South Caucasus region wedged between Iran, Russia and Turkey.

No country - not even Armenia - officially recognizes Karabakh as an independent state.

The rebel region has been controlled by ethnic Armenians since it broke free of Baku's control after a fierce war in the early 1990s that killed 30,000 people.

2013 Fars News Agency. All rights reserved

Provided by Syndigate.info an Albawaba.com company
COPYRIGHT 2013 Al Bawaba (Middle East) Ltd.
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2013 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:FARS News Agency
Geographic Code:7IRAN
Date:Apr 4, 2013
Words:202
Previous Article:MP Urges IAEA to Reflect Realities on Iran's N. Program.
Next Article:Assessing Insulin Resistance Can Inform about Breast Cancer Risk.

Terms of use | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2021 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters |