APA reports the Iranian Ambassador to Azerbaijan saying last Friday "A country with relations with either Azerbaijan or Armenia cannot help resolve the Karabakh conflict. Iran has the merit to have relations with both countries, so it will be able to contribute to peace and security in the region.”
Mohsen Pakaeen added "Peace will be favorable not only for Azerbaijan and Armenia, but for the whole region, including Iran with common borders with afflicted regions. Therefore we believe that the Karabakh conflict must be resolved peacefully and as soon as possible.”
Pakaeen believed Iran’s presidency of the NAM and membership of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation to be features helping the country resolve the Karabakh conflict.
He added "Iran’s close relations with Azerbaijan and Armenia pave the way for the country to resolve the conflict.”
He also provided comments on Iran’s future relations with Azerbaijan and said "The two country’s relations are strategic in nature and the future President also will consider strengthening bonds with the neighbor country.”