YEREVAN. – Iran has made it clear to Azerbaijan that it will not tolerate a military solution to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Iranian Studies specialist Karen Mkrtchyan noted at a press conference on Saturday.
When asked how the normalization of Iranian-Azerbaijani relations can impact the resolution of this conflict, the Armenian specialist responded: “If the Iranian side is against any military action, it means it is in favor of maintaining the status quo.
“With such viewpoint, this is certainly beneficial to the Armenian side [in the conflict]. Furthermore, the Iranian side has always said that it is for resolving the problem solely through peace talks.”
Mkrtchyan recalled that during the Russian, Iranian and Azerbaijani presidents’ meeting in Azerbaijan’s capital city of Baku, President Hassan Rouhani had stated that resolving the Karabakh conflict through negotiations is very important to Iran.
“In doing so, Tehran made it very clear to Baku that it will not tolerate a military solution to the Karabakh conflict,” concluded the Iranian Studies specialist.