Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Nasser Kanaani expressed concern over the escalation of tension in Nagorno-Karabakh, calling on the sides to abide by the terms of the ceasefire agreement and resolve issues through dialog, IRNA reports.
“The Islamic Republic of Iran considers Nagorno Karabakh part of the Republic of Azerbaijan and believes that its problems, including the rights and security of its inhabitants, should be resolved within this framework and through dialogue,” he stressed.
Kanaani once again emphasized the role of regional countries in promoting the settlement of disputes through peaceful means and recalled the readiness of Iran to hold a meeting of 3+3 format in this regard.
Azerbaijan՛s Armed Forces unleashed a military aggression against Nagorno-Karabakh, use artillery and other heavy weapons as of 1 p.m. on September 19. They attempted to penetrate into the depth of the defense line of the Defense Forces of Nagorno-Karabakh.
Stepanakert, the capital of Nagorno-Karabakh, have come under heavy shelling now. The Human Rights Defender of Nagorno-Karabakh, Gegham Stepanyan, reported that there are multiple casualties and injuries among civilians, including children.