June 17, 2024 - 18:40 AMT
Iran, Russia discuss Caucasus developments

Iran’s Acting Foreign Minister Ali Bagheri Kani and Igor Khovaev, Russia’s special representative for the normalization of relations between Armenia and Azerbaijan, have reviewed the developments in the Caucasus region, IRNA reports.

The two diplomats met in Tehran on Sunday, June 16 which took place as part of a visit to Tehran by the Russian envoy.

According to the report, the Iranian official referred to the “common stances” of Iran and Russia on different regional and international issues, urging the need for further cooperation of the two countries on the Caucasus region which he said is of special significant to the interests and national security of Iran and Russia.

He briefed the Russian diplomat on Iran’s policy regarding the Caucasus developments as it seeks a peaceful settlement to the regional issues, warning that the alien powers have increased their intervention in this region.

He called for further consultations between Tehran and Moscow on the Caucasus issue, emphasizing the need for both countries to make maximum use of regional mechanisms such as 3+3 format.

The Russian envoy, for his part, said that his country has made every effort to restore peace in this region.

He stressed that Iran and Russia have to keep their “close interactions to fight against the interventions of foreign players” in the region.