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Publish Date: 10:26 - 15 July 2020
Wednesday, 15 July 2020_Iran has expressed its readiness to help soothe tensions between Azerbaijan and Armenia in the wake of deadly border clashes between the two South Caucasus countries, calling on both sides to engage in dialog.

Armenia-Azerbaijan border clashes: Iran says ready to help ease tensionsForeign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif of Iran held separate telephone conversations on Tuesday with his Azeri and Armenian counterparts, Elmar Mammadyarov and Zohrab Mnatsakanyan, respectively.

During the calls, Zarif advised both sides to exercise restraint and initiate talks aimed at resolving rifts peacefully.

He also voiced Iran’s readiness to help bring an end to tensions between the two former Soviet republics.

The clashes broke on the volatile Armenia-Azerbaijan border on Sunday and have continued over the past days.

At least 16 people, including four Armenian troops as well as 11 Azeri servicemen and one Azeri civilian, have been killed in the worst outbreak of hostilities between the two neighbors.

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif of Iran held separate telephone conversations on Tuesday with his Azeri and Armenian counterparts, Elmar Mammadyarov and Zohrab Mnatsakanyan, respectively.

During the calls, Zarif advised both sides to exercise restraint and initiate talks aimed at resolving rifts peacefully.

He also voiced Iran’s readiness to help bring an end to tensions between the two former Soviet republics.

The clashes broke on the volatile Armenia-Azerbaijan border on Sunday and have continued over the past days.

At least 16 people, including four Armenian troops as well as 11 Azeri servicemen and one Azeri civilian, have been killed in the worst outbreak of hostilities between the two neighbors.

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