ArmInfo. Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs and Special Envoy of the Islamic Republic of Iran for the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Abbas Arakchi, today after his visit to Moscow, wrote on Twitter that Iran and Russia have common approaches to the Nagorno- Karabakh conflict. IRNA reports.
"I presented the Iranian initiative today during a meeting with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei Rodenko in Moscow. Iran and Russia take a similar approach to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. Also, as always, we had good consultations with Sergei Ryabkov about the future of a vigorous deal, "he wrote. Abbas Arakchi, who visited Moscow on Thursday morning as a special envoy of the Islamic Republic of Iran to advance Iran's initiative to resolve the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and consult with Russian officials, said Tehran's plan was based on humanitarian principles and the demands of the parties. In the evening, Arakchi was already in Yerevan, where he met with Armenian Foreign Minister Zarair Mnatsakanyan.
Before meeting with Mnatsakanyan, in an interview with a journalist of the state radio television of Iran, Arakchi said: "During my visit to Azerbaijan, I had close negotiations with officials of this country. From Baku I flew to Moscow, where effective negotiations were also held. In Yerevan, I have meetings with a number of officials will be held.This is a difficult time and there is a need to take a decision on the process of an early peace settlement in order to open the way for peace.
It hurts that the number of victims is growing. Aggression against civilians is unambiguously condemned and an attack on civilians, including a hospital, the death of innocent people is unambiguously unacceptable. It is for this reason that we hope that the path for peace will be smoothed out as soon as possible.
In Yerevan, the center of my meetings will be this issue. We hope that the program presented by Iran can smooth the road to peace. Iran is a neighbor for Armenia and Azerbaijan. We have old and friendly relations with both countries. In Iran, Armenians and Azerbaijanis live in harmony alongside their Iranian compatriots. In this crisis, we are committed to international principles. We believe that Iran's goodwill and opportunities can be used to establish a long-term truce.
The goal of the initiative of the Iranian Islamic Republic is to establish sustainable peace in the region, and we hope that, of course, in cooperation with other countries, we will be able to achieve this goal, since Iran has such opportunities. "