Monday, April 19, 2010

Iran: Iran proposes trilateral meeting with Armenia and Azerbaijan

Trend News Agency reports Iran has proposed a trilateral meeting of foreign ministers from Armenia, Azerbaijan and Iran. The proposal was announced by Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki

Iran would be willing to mediate between Armenia and Azerbaijan on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict Mottaki told media at a press conference, ─░SNA agency reported.

Azerbaijan has already given its consent, Armenia is yet to respond.

The Nagorno-Karabakh War was an armed conflict that took place from February 1988 to May 1994, in the small enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh in southwestern Azerbaijan, between the majority ethnic Armenians of Nagorno-Karabakh backed by the Republic of Armenia, and the Republic of Azerbaijan.

A Russian-brokered ceasefire was signed in May 1994 and peace talks, mediated by the OSCE Minsk Group, have been held ever since by Armenia and Azerbaijan. (Wikipedia)

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