No:167/20, Information of the Press Service Department of the MFA of the Republic of Azerbaijan on the telephone conversation of Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov with Mohammad Javad Zarif, the Foreign Minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran
On July 14, 2020, Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov had a telephone conversation with Mohammad Javad Zarif, the Foreign Minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Minister Elmar Mammadyarov informed his Iranian counterpart about the military provocation by the Armenian armed forces on the Azerbaijan-Armenia border, the prevention of the attempt to attack, as well as the ongoing tense situation in the region. Drawing the attention of his counterpart to the fact that the Armenian aggression is the main source of threat in the region, Minister Mammadyarov stressed the importance of withdrawal of the occupying Armenian forces from Nagorno-Karabakh and surrounding regions of Azerbaijan.
Reiterating Iran's known position on supporting the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan, Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif emphasized that the protection of the territorial integrity of the Republic of Azerbaijan is a regional strategy of the Islamic Republic of Iran. He noted that Iran is always ready to support furthering the settlement of the conflict.