TEHRAN, Feb. 27 (Press Shia Agency) – Iranian foreign ministry spokesman invited the Republic of Azerbaijan and Armenia to show restraint over escalation of clashes in Nagorno-Karabakh region.

Bahram Ghasemi stressed the need for pursuing peaceful settlement of disputes through negotiations and dialogue.

Escalation of clashes in Nagorno-Karabakh region between Azerbaijan and Armenia is source of deep concern for the Islamic Republic of Iran, he said. “The Islamic Republic of Iran urges northern neighbors to show restraint,” he added.

The two sides must make all their efforts to restore peace a.nd to settle disputes through negotiation and dialogue in a peaceful way, Ghasemi said, expressing hope all international institutions and mechanisms responsible for resolving Nagorno-Karabakh disputes commit their obligations to end the conflicts and disaster.

In the end, Ghasemi extended Islamic Republic’s readiness to assist and cooperate with the parties to establish peace and security in the region.

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