Deputy foreign minister of Iran Seyed Abbas Araghchi has met his Turkish counterpart Sedat Önal in Ankara as part of his regional tour aimed at unveiling the Islamic Republic's initiative for the settlement of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict.
“Frank and productive discussion with Deputy Foreign Minister Sedat Önal in Ankara. Iran and Turkey are two major players with undeniable role in peace and stability of the region,” Araghchi tweeted on Saturday, October 31.
Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister earlier visited Armenia where he met with Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan.
Azerbaijan, with help from Turkey and Syrian and Libyan mercenaries deployed by Ankara, started a war against Karabakh (Artsakh) in the morning of September 27. The Armenian side has reported deaths and injuries both among the civilian population and the military. Foreign and local journalists too have been injured in Azeri shelling of towns and villages.