Zarif: Tehran willing to mediate between Azerbaijan, Armenia
Top Iranian diplomat Mohammad Javad Zarif congratulated his newly-elected Azeri counterpart Ceyhun Bayramov in a phone call late on Friday on his appointment and expressed Tehran's readiness to mediate between Azerbaijan and Armenia.
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Following appointment of Ceyhun Bayramov as Azerbaijan's new foreign minister, Zarif stressed the need for boosting bilateral relations and regreted the recent clash between Azeri and Armenian forces which left a number of them dead.
He, once again, voiced Iran's readiness for mediating and easing tensions between both sides, IRNA reported.
The armed forces of Azerbaijan Republic and Armenia have recently clashed again, killing and wounding several soldiers who are said belong to both sides. Baku and Yerevan separately accused each other of starting the conflict.