Iran’s ambassador to Azerbaijan: “Nagorno Karabakh must be returned to Azerbaijan”

Iran’s ambassador to Azerbaijan: “Nagorno Karabakh must be returned to Azerbaijan”
# 28 January 2013 15:12 (UTC +04:00)

Our position on the opening of Khojaly airport and the related news is that it is necessary to avoid the steps irritating the parties and increase hostility. Of course, such steps have negative impact on the discussions,” said Iranian ambassador to Azerbaijan Mohsen Pak Ayeen in his interview with APA.

Ambassador said OSCE Minsk Group is not so interested in the resolution of the conflict. “Protraction of the conflict favors neither the sides, nor the region. Nagorno Karabakh conflict must be solved peacefully, basing on the international principles and within Azerbaijan’s territorial integrity. This territory must be returned to Azerbaijan, the conflict must be solved peacefully,” he said.

Touching on the recent situation of the negotiations on the legal status of the Caspian Sea, diplomat said all the Caspian states are interested in the soonest solution of the Caspian’s status.

“There is no delay in this issue. Of course, as the issue on the status is complicated, much is to be done. But we hope this issue will be solved soon. We are holding both bilateral and five-party discussions with all the Caspian states. Bilateral discussions are also underway with Azerbaijan. Both countries want the Caspian to be far from war, the sea of peace. Both sides attach special importance to the environmental situation of the Caspian Sea, development of navigation,” he said.

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