Friday, October 2, 2020

Birth Pangs: Nagorno Karabakh- Iran, Russia urge immediate ceasefire. Joint Statement of Russia, France and US. Etc.,

 Following up on:

Iran has profound security concerns over Pashinyan’s recent diplomatic exchanges with Israel (at the initiative of the White House), which of course has brought the famed Israeli intelligence apparatus Mossad right on to Iran’s northern borders 

Iran, Russia urge immediate ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh

They also called for easing tension and avoiding provocative remarks over the issue in the region.

Both sides expressed serious concern over the conflict, saying that regional states, especially neighbors of Azerbaijan and Armenia, can play an important role in creating the right conditions for the parties to return to the negotiating table rapidly.

Lavrov stressed that Russia, both in its national capacity and within the framework of the OSCE Minsk Group Chairs, will continue its mediatory efforts to support settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict through political and diplomatic means.

Armenia and Azerbaijan resumed clashes on the border between the two countries on Sunday, September 27, blaming each other for the violence.

Nagorno-Karabakh has been a bone of contention between the two countries over the recent decades.

 

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The President of the Russian Federation, the President of the United States of America, and the President of the French Republic, representing the Co-Chair countries of the OSCE Minsk Group, condemn in the strongest terms the recent escalation of violence along the Line of Contact in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone.

We deplore the loss of human lives and extend our condolences to the families of those killed and injured.

We call for an immediate cessation of hostilities between the relevant military forces.

We also call on the leaders of Armenia and Azerbaijan to commit without delay to resuming substantive negotiations, in good faith and without preconditions, under the auspices of the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs.

 Iraqi FM

Shafaq News / The Iraqi Minister of foreign affairs, Fouad Hussein, called on Friday, Azerbaijan and Armenia to abandon war and resort to negotiations to resolve the current dispute.  The Ministry said in a statement, "Hussein received a phone call from his Azerbaijani counterpart, Jeyhun Bayramov. The two Ministers discussed the conflict between the two countries, its historical roots and the current state of war".  Hussein called on the two parties to, "rely on negotiations and adopt political solutions in resolving the dispute, based on the principles of international law".  "From our previous experiences; as our region have been exposed to many conflicts and wars, we do not view violence or war a way to reach the goals", he continued.

 

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