Karabakh issue should be solved through peace talks: Iran’s Amb.
The Karabakh issue should be solved through negotiations within the framework of the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairmanship, Iran’s Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Armenia Seyyed Kazem Sajjad told reporters today.
“The Islamic Republic of Iran has always lived peacefully with its neighbors and has always tried to prevent military actions between the Armenian and Azerbaijani parties,” the Ambassador said.
“The issue should be solved through negotiations within the framework of the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairmanship,” he said.
Asked about his country’s stance on the perspectives of deployment of peacekeepers at the line of contact between the armed forces of Nagorno Karabakh and Azerbaijan, the Ambassador said: “We’ve always called on both parties to show restraint. The issue of peacekeepers depends on the decisions of the leaderships in the two countries.”
Speaking about the perspectives of development of Armenian-Iranian relations after the lifting of sanctions against Iran, Mr. Sajjad said “considerable growth has been registered in the field of tourism, which, in turn, contributes to the organization of reciprocal business visits, cultural exchange and development of economic ties.”
As for the Armenia-Iran railway project, the Ambassador said “Iranian specialists have already been invited to visit Armenia to hold discussions on the issue.”
The Ambassador participated today at an international conference dedicated to poet Saadi Shirazi organized at the initiative of the Yerevan State University. The event has brought together more than 80 participants from Armenia, Georgia and Iran.