Qassemi stressed the need for pursuing peaceful settlement of disputes through negotiations and dialogue.
Escalation of clashes in Nagorno-Karabakh region between Azerbaijan and Armenia is source of deep concern for the Islamic Republic of Iran, he said, according to Mehr.
“The Islamic Republic of Iran calls on northern neighbours to show restraint,” he added.
The two sides must make all their efforts to restore peace and to settle disputes through negotiation and dialogue in a peaceful way, Qassemi said, expressing the hope that all international bodies and mechanisms responsible for resolving Nagorno-Karabakh disputes fulfil their obligations to end the conflicts and disaster.
Qassemi also voiced Iran’s preparedness to assist and cooperate with the parties to establish peace and security in the region.