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Iran's President Offers Help To Resolve Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict

Iranian President Hassan Rohani has offered to mediate between Azerbaijan and Armenia over the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh.

Rohani made the offer in separate telephone conversations on April 6 with his Azerbaijani and Armenian counterparts, Ilham Aliyev and Serzh Sarkisian.

Rohani said that Tehran is ready to use all its means to peacefully resolve the differences between Azerbaijan and Armenia through a political dialogue, Iran's official news agency IRNA reported.

Rohani also called on Aliyev and Sarkisian to do all they can "to fully implement the cease-fire, closely monitor it, and bring peace to the borders between the two countries," IRNA added.

The Iranian president warned that terrorists could benefit from tensions in the region.

"The region is facing major crisis, terrorists and their supporters are working to extend the tensions to the whole region," Rohani was quoted as saying.

Fighting erupted between Azerbaijani and Armenian-backed separatist forces over the weekend. The two sides agreed to a cease-fire on April 5.

Tehran has expressed concern over the escalation of the hostility and the human cost of the conflict.

With reporting by IRNA
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